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2017 1st Year Salaries and Bonuses of the Top Law Firms

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Summary: Here are the 1st year salaries and bonuses of the top law firms in the United States for 2017.

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Firm Name Associate Salaries Base Salary Associate Bonuses
Adams and Reese $72,000-$132,000 Base Salary Firm did not disclose salary information NA
Akerman $105,000-$110,000 Base Salary Boca Raton, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,600/week Jacksonville, Naples, Orlando, and Tampa 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $2,000/week Chicago, Dallas, New York, Tysons Corner, and Washington, DC 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,800/week Tallahassee 1st year: $95,000 Summer associate: $1,700/week NA
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld $180,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis $115,000 Base Salary 1st year: $160,000 NA
Alston & Bird $130,000-$145,000 Base Salary Atlanta; North Carolina Offices 1st year: $155,000 Summer associate: $3,000/week Dallas; New York; DC; California Offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer Associate: $3,500/week NA
Andrews Kurth Kenyon $135,000-$160,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Archer & Greiner $75,000-$110,000 NA NA
Arent Fox $145,000-$160,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $165,000 3rd year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,000/week NA
Armstrong Teasdale $125,000 NA NA
Arnall Golden Gregory $130,000 Base Salary 1st year: $130,000 Summer associate: $2,400/week NA
Arnold & Porter $180,000 Base Salary All US offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,465 per week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000-$40,000
Baker & Hostetler $95,000-$125,000 Base Salary Cleveland 1st year: $130,000 Summer associate: $2,500/week Other Offices 1st year: Varies per office ($110,000 - $160,000) NA
Baker Botts $110,000-$160,000 Base Salary US Offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: Pro-rated 1st year salary. NA
Baker McKenzie $110,000-$160,000 Base Salary Miami, FL 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,788/week Other U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz $100,000-$120,000 Base Salary 1st year: $92,000 - $130,000 Summer associate: $1,200 - $2,100/week NA
Ballard Spahr $140,000-$152,500 Base Salary Atlanta 1st year: $135,000 (higher for IP) Summer associate: $2,600/week Baltimore 1st year: $125,000 Summer associate: $2,400/week Delaware, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington, DC 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,900/week Denver and Phoenix 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week Las Vegas and Salt Lake City 1st year: $115,000 Summer associate: $2,200/week New York 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,100/week NA
Barnes & Thornburg $100,000 Base Salary Varies by market: 1st year: $115,000-$165,000/annual Summer associate: $1,000-2,500/week NA
Benesch $105,000 Base Salary BASE SALARY (2016) 1st year: $105,000 Summer associate: $2,188/week NA
Blank Rome $135,000-$150,000 Base Salary Los Angeles; New York 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week Washington, DC 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,885/week Philadelphia, PA 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,692/week NA
Boies Schiller Flexner $180,000 Base Salary 1st Year: $180,000 2nd Year: $192,000 3rd Year: $210,000 4th Year: $240,000 5th Year: $264,000 6th Year: $282,000 7th Year: $300,000 Summer associate: 1L - $3,000/week; 2L and 3L - $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $35,000-$125,000
Bond, Schoeneck & King $90,000 NA NA
Bracewell $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings $80,000-$125,000 Base Salary Birmingham, AL 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,300/wk (2L), $1,100/wk (1L) Charlotte, NC 1st year: $130,000 Summer associate: $1,900/wk (2L), $1,700/wk (1L) Huntsville, AL 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,300/wk (2L), $1,100/wk (1L) Jackson, MS 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,300/wk (2L), $1,100/wk (1L) Montgomery, AL 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,300/wk (2L), $1,100/wk (1L) Nashville, TN 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $1,800/wk (2L), $1,500/wk (1L) Washington, DC 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,300/wk (2L), $2,100/wk (1L) NA
Brown Rudnick $110,000-$160,000 Base Salary 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck $135,000 NA NA
Bryan Cave $120,000-$145,000 Base Salary As of 1/1/2017 Atlanta, Charlotte, & St. Louis: 1st year: $135,000; Summer associate: $2,596/week Colorado, Kansas City, & Phoenix: 1st year: $130,000; Summer associate: $2,500/week Miami: 1st year: $145,000; Summer associate: $2,788/week California, Chicago, Dallas, New York, & Washington DC: 1st year: $160,000; Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney $105,000-$125,000 NA NA
BuckleySandler $155,000 + minimum of $7,750 401(k) profit sharing Base Salary 1st year: $155,000 + minimum of $7,750 401(k) profit sharing 2nd year: $165,000 + minimum of $8,250 401(k) profit sharing 3rd year: $180,000 + minimum of $9,000 401(k) profit sharing 4th year: $200,000 + minimum of $10,000 401(k) profit sharing 5th year: $220,000 + minimum of $11,000 401(k) profit sharing 6th year: $235,000 + minimum of $11,750 401(k) profit sharing NA
Burr & Forman $85,000-$130,000 Base Salary Firm did not provide salary information NA
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft $180,000 Base Salary New York, Washington, DC and North Carolina offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Cahill Gordon & Reindel $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt $100,000-$105,000 Base Salary Atlanta; Hartford 1st year: $135,000 Summer associate: $2,600/week Orlando; Tampa 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week Los Angeles; New York; Washington, DC 1st year: $155,000 Summer Associate: $3,000/week Miami; West Palm Beach 1st year: $145,000 Summer Associate: $2,800/week NA
Chadbourne & Parke $180,000 Base Salary Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: pro-rated weekly salary of $180k NA
Chapman and Cutler $180,000 Base Salary Chicago 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week New York 1st year: $180,000 Salt Lake City 1st year: $130,000 San Francisco 1st year: $180,000 Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 NA
Choate Hall & Stewart $180,000 Base Salary 1st Year: $180,000 2nd Year: $190,000 3rd Year: $210,000 4th Year: $235,000 5th Year: $260,000 6th Year: $280,000 Summer associate $3462/week NA
Clark Hill $100,000 NA NA
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton $160,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Cooley $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year:$190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Covington & Burling $180,000 Base Salary U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,465/week NA
Cozen O'Connor $100,000-$135,000 Base Salary 1st year: 125,000 to $160,000 (based by location) Summer associate: $2400 to $3076/week (based by location) NA
Cravath, Swaine & Moore $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Crowell & Moring $180,000 Base Salary All U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: Merit-based Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle $180,000 NA NA
Davis Polk & Wardwell $180,000 Base Salary All US offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Davis Wright Tremaine $80,000-$100,000 Base Salary Portland 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,200/week Seattle 1st year: $142,500 Summer associate: $2,500/week Washington, DC 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week New York, NY 1st year: $155,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week Los Angeles, CA 1st year: $155,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week NA
Day Pitney $120,000-$125,000 NA NA
Debevoise & Plimpton $180,000 Base Salary U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year+: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Dechert $180,000 Base Salary All Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Dickinson Wright $100,000-$105,000 NA NA
Dinsmore & Shohl $70,000-$115,000 Base Salary Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and Pittsburg 1st year: $115,000 Summer associate: $1,950/week Charleston, Morgantown, and Wheeling 1st year: $93,000 Summer associate: $1,050/week Lexington and Louisville 1st year: $107,000 Summer associate: $1,600/week NA
DLA Piper $105,000-$160,000 Base Salary Atlanta, GA; Phoenix, AZ; Raleigh, NC; Short Hills, NJ; 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $2,788/week All other U.S. Offices 1st year: $$180,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week *Associate compensation is merit-based NA
Dorsey & Whitney $55,000-$135,000 Base Salary Minneapolis, MN 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week NA
Drinker Biddle & Reath $110,000-$145,000 Base Salary All Offices 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Duane Morris $115,000-$135,000 Base Salary New York; Philadelphia; Baltimore 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,885/week NA
Dykema Gossett $150,000 Base Salary Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing 1st year: $105,000 Summer associate: $1,900/week Chicago, Dallas and Washington, DC 1st year: $135,000 Summer associate: $2,600/week Los Angeles 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week NA
Faegre Baker Daniels $95,000 to $130,000 NA NA
Fenwick & West $180,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week NA
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner $125,000-$160,000 Base Salary Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,00 3d year: $210,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Fish & Richardson $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Fisher & Phillips $125,000 NA NA
Foley & Lardner $80,000-$145,000 Base Salary Boston; California offices; Chicago; New York; DC 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week Miami 1st year: $165,000 Summer associate: $3,200/week Detroit; Milwaukee 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,100/week Madison 1st year: $155,000 Summer associate: $3,000/week Tampa 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,800/week Jacksonville; Orlando; Tallahassee 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week NA
Foley Hoag $160,000 Base Salary Boston, MA; Washington, DC 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $165,000 3rd year: $175,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week Foley Hoag has announced associate raises with first year salaries at $180,000 starting January 1, 2017. NA
Fox Rothschild $110,000-$125,000 Base Salary Minneapolis 1st year: $110,000 Denver; Las Vegas 1st year: $115,000 Summer Associate: $2,211.54/week Pittsburgh 1st year: $120,000 Summer Associate: $2,307.69/week Atlantic City; Bucks County; Chester County; Dallas; Montgomery County 1st year: $125,000 NA
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy $125,000 NA NA
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY; Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 Summer associate: $7,500 semi-monthly NA
Frost Brown Todd $80,000-$100,000 Base Salary 1st year: $90,000 Summer associate: $1,600/week NA
Gardere Wynne Sewell $110,000-$140,000 Base Salary 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,077 per week NA
Gibbons $135,000 Base Salary Entry Level: $135,000 (new associate hiring focuses on attorneys completing clerkships) NA
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: 280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Goodwin Procter $145,000-$160,000 NA Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani NA NA NA
Goulston & Storrs $160,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,400/week NA
GrayRobinson NA NA NA
Greenberg Traurig $91,000-$160,000 Base Salary Salaries vary by geographic market. NA
Greenspoon Marder NA NA NA
Haynes and Boone $108,824 Base Salary All Offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder $130,000 NA NA
Hinshaw & Culbertson $60,000-$110,000 Base Salary Firm did not provide salary information NA
Hogan Lovells $180,000 Base Salary Most U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 NA
Holland & Hart $82,000-$120,000 Base Salary 1st year: $100,000 - $130,000 Summer associate: $1,923-$2,500/week NA
Holland & Knight $105,000-$160,000 Base Salary Major Markets (Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC, LA, Tyson's Corner, NY, San Francisco, Stamford) 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,200/week NA
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn $110,000 Base Salary 1st year: $110,000 Summer associate: $2,000/week NA
Hughes Hubbard & Reed $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Hunton & Williams $145,000-$160,000 Base Salary U.S. Offices 1st year: $160,000 to $180,000 Summer associate: $3,100 to $3,500/week NA
Husch Blackwell NA NA NA
Ice Miller $100,000 Base Salary 1st year: $100,000 Summer associate: $1,900/week NA
Irell & Manella $180,000 Base Salary Los Angeles, CA 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $17,500
Jackson Lewis $77,000-$85,000 Base Salary Firm did not disclose salary information. NA
Jackson Walker $145,000-$160,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd - 8th year: Salary levels range from $200,000 to $270,000 (or higher for most productive senior associates). Summer associate: $3,462/ week NA
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell NA Base Salary Firm did not provide salary information NA
Jenner & Block $145,000-$160,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461.55/week NA
Jones Day $120,000-$160,000 Base Salary Atlanta; Cleveland; Columbus; Detroit; Minneapolis; Pittsburgh 1st year: $160,000 2016 summer associate: $2,810/week 2017 summer associate: $3,100/week All other U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2016 summer associate: $3,100/week 2017 summer associate: $3,500/week NA
K&L Gates $102,000-$160,000 Base Salary Starting salaries fall between $115,000 and $180,000, based on dynamics of the local market. NA
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Katten Muchin Rosenman $180,000 Base Salary Austin; Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer Associates: $3,461/week NA
Kaye Scholer $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,465/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Kelley Drye & Warren $145,000-$160,000 Base Salary NY and DC 1st year: $170,000 Summer associate: $3,269/ week NA
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton $160,000 Base Salary 1st year: $135,000/$180,000 Summer associate: $2,981/$3,462/week NA
King & Spalding $125,000-$140,000 Base Salary Firm did not disclose salary data. NA
Kirkland & Ellis $180,000 Base Salary All US offices: 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 Summer Associate: $7,500 semi-monthly Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear $170,000 Base Salary 1st year: $170,000 Summer associate: $3,250/week NA
Kobre & Kim $180,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 NA
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 10th year: $330,000 11th year: $335,000 12th year+: $340,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Kutak Rock $77,000-$120,000 Base Salary Firm did not provide salary information NA
Lane Powell $82,000-$95,000 Base Salary 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,400 NA
Latham & Watkins $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,470/week 2L Scholar: $3,470/week 1L Fellow: $3,470/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000-$25,000
Lathrop & Gage $90,000-$135,000 NA NA
LeClairRyan NA NA NA
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith NA NA NA
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 125,000-150,000 NA NA
Littler Mendelson $80,000-$95,000 Base Salary Per firm policy, Littler does not disclose salary information. NA
Locke Lord $135,000 Base Salary Large Market 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week Small Market 1st year: $155,000 Summer associate: $3,076/week NA
Loeb & Loeb $180,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $200,000 4th year: $215,000 5th year: $225,000 6th year: $235,000 7th year: $250,000 Summer associate: $N/A/week NA
Lowenstein Sandler $140,000 Base Salary 1st: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,500 NA
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips $125,000 Base Salary The firm says: Manatt has a merit based compensation model, through which associates who meet or exceed expectations in terms of their competency level and their overall contributions to the Firm will receive competitive levels of total compensation. Manatt has placed an increased emphasis on training and development and, to demonstrate their commitment, they have created a unique program where associates receive an "Investment Account" to which associates may record time spent on specified development activities for which they will receive billable-hour credit up to specified caps of up to 550 hours. NA
Mayer Brown $180,000 Base Salary US Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: Based on the annualized salary of $180,000 NA
McCarter & English $125,000-$135,000 Base Salary 1st year: $150,000 NA
McDermott Will & Emery $180,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter $105,000 NA NA
McGuireWoods $100,000-$165,000 Base Salary Austin; Baltimore; Charlotte; Richmond; Pittsburgh 1st year: $ 140,000 Raleigh 1st year: $135,000 Charlottesville 1st year: $125,000 Norfolk; Wilmington 1st year: $120,000 Jacksonville 1st year: $110,000 Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Tysons; Washington 1st year: $ 155,000 NA
Michael Best & Friedrich $95,000-$125,000 Base Salary 1st year: $120,000 - $130,000 Summer Associate Internship: $2,300 - $2500/week Engineering EDGE Program Internship: $1,000/week NA
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy $180,000 Base Salary New York 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Miles & Stockbridge $125,000 Base Salary 1st year: $125,000 Summer associate: $2,500/week NA
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone $100,000 Base Salary Firm did not provide salary information NA
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo $160,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $170,000 3rd year: $ 185,000 4th year: $ 210,000 5th year: $230,000 6th year: $250,000 7th year: $265,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week NA
Moore & Van Allen $85,000-$145,000 Base Salary 1st year: $130,000 NA
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius $105,000-$160,000 Base Salary Miami; Pittsburgh 1st year: $145,000 All other U.S. Offices 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $30,800/summer NA
Morris, Manning & Martin $155,000 Base Salary 1st Year: $155,000 Summer associate: $2,980/week NA
Morrison & Foerster $180,000 Base Salary All U.S. offices and U.S. practice attorneys in international offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 Summer Associates: $3500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Munger, Tolles & Olson $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough $115,000 Base Salary 1st year: $105,000 Summer associate: $1,500/week NA
Nixon Peabody $160,000 Base Salary Metro Market Offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $165,000 3rd year: $170,000 4th year: Performance-based with top tier at $210,000 5th year: Performance-based with top tier at $220,000 6th year: Performance-based with top tier at $230,000 7th year: Performance-based with top tier at $240,000 Summer associate: $3,080/week NA
Norton Rose Fulbright NA Base Salary California; New York; Texas; DC 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart $85,000-$125,000 Base Salary Varies by location NA
O'Melveny & Myers $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe $125,000-$160,000 Base Salary Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Orange County; San Francisco; Silicon Valley; Washington, DC Associate level 1: $180,000 Associate level 2: $190,000 Associate Level 3: $210,000 Managing Associate: $235,000-280,000 Senior Associate: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, CA; Seattle, Washington Associate level 1: $165,000 Associate level 2: $175,000 Associate level 3: $190,000 Managing Associate: $210,000-245,000 Senior Associate: $270,000 Summer Associate: $3,173/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $9,000-$12,500
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 NA
Paul Hastings $180,000 Base Salary All domestic offices except Atlanta 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY; Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year+: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Pepper Hamilton $95,000-$145,000 Base Salary Berwyn, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ; Wilmington, DE 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate (2L): $2,900/week Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Silicon Valley, CA 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate (2L): $3,100/week NA
Perkins Coie $80,000-$145,000 Base Salary Salaries vary among offices based on location NA
Phelps Dunbar $74,500 Base Salary Firm did not provide salary information NA
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman $180,000 Base Salary U.S. Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Counsel: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Polsinelli $105,000 to $115,000 Base Salary 1st year: $135,000-$160,000 Summer associates: $2,595-$3,075/week NA
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur $75,000-$125,000 Base Salary 1st year: $115,000 Summer associate: $2,212 NA
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch NA Base Salary Firm did not provide salary information NA
Proskauer Rose $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY; Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Quarles & Brady $95,000-$125,000 Base Salary Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Naples, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tampa Tucson 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week Chicago; Washington, DC 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week NA
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan $160,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $170,000 3rd year: $185,000 4th year: $210,000 5th year: $230,000 6th year: $250,000 7th year: $270,000* Summer associate: $3,080/week *Firm's partnership track is 7 years Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $7,500-$15,000
Reed Smith $100,000-$135,000 Base Salary Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE; Princeton, NJ 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $6,667 semi monthly Pittsburgh, PA 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $6,042 semi-monthly Richmond, VA 1st year: $130,000 Summer associate: $5,417 semi-monthly All Other U.S Offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $7,500 semi-monthly NA
Robins Kaplan $100,000-$120,000 Base Salary Boston 1st year: $135,000 Summer associate: $2,076/week Los Angeles 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,076/week Minneapolis 1st year: $ 120,000 Summer associate: $2,076/week Mountain View 1st Year: $160,000 New York 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $2,076/week NA
Robinson & Cole $95,000 NA NA
Ropes & Gray $145,000-$160,000 Base Salary All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Rutan & Tucker $180,000 NA NA
Saul Ewing $145,000 Base Salary 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,788.00/week NA
Schiff Hardin $180,000 Base Salary All Offices 1st Year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Schulte Roth & Zabel $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Sedgwick NA Base Salary Associates: Firm did not disclose salary information Summer associate: Sedgwick LLP is not offering a summer associate program for 2015, with future years under consideration. NA
Seyfarth Shaw $145,000 Base Salary Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; San Francisco; DC 1st year: $145,000 Summer Associates: $2,790/week New York 1st year: $160,000 Summer Associates: $3,080/week Houston 1st year: $140,000 Atlanta; Sacramento 1st year: $135,000 Summer Associates: $2,790/week NA
Shearman & Sterling $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer Associate: $3,462/week NA
Sherman & Howard $110,000-$115,000 NA NA
Shook, Hardy & Bacon $105,000-$135,000 Base Salary Orange County and San Francisco 1st year: $145,000 Summer associate: $2,750/week Kansas City and Tampa 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week Miami 1st year: $140,000 Summer associate: $2,700/week Washington, DC 1st year: $150,000 Summer associate: $2,850/week Chicago and Houston 1st year: $160,000 Summer associate: $3,050/week Seattle 1st year: $130,000 Summer associate: $2,500/week NA
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick $100,000 NA NA
Shutts & Bowen $100,000 NA NA
Sidley Austin $180,000 Base Salary All Offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett $180,000 Base Salary All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom $180,000 Base Salary All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week 1L Scholar: $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Smith, Gambrell & Russell $155,000 NA NA
Snell & Wilmer $90,000 Base Salary 1st year: $115-160K (depending on market) NA
Squire Patton Boggs $120,000 Base Salary The firm does not disclose salary information. NA
Steptoe & Johnson $125,000-$145,000 Base Salary Washington, DC 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Stinson Leonard Street $77,000-$115,000 NA NA
Stoel Rives $85,000-$125,000 Base Salary Boise 1st year: $90,000 Summer associate: $1,650/week NA
Strasburger & Price $130,000 Base Salary 1st year: $130,000 Summer Associate: $2,692/week NA
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan $105,000-$160,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year - $180,000 2nd year - $190,000 3rd year - $210,000 4th year - $235,000 5th year - $260,000 6th year - $280,000 7th year - $300,000 8th year - $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Sullivan & Cromwell $180,000 Base Salary All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $305,000 8th year: $325,000 Summer associate: paid at the annual rate of $180,000 prorated according to the time spent at the firm and the days worked during the month, on a semi-monthly basis. Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Sullivan & Worcester $160,000 Base Salary 1st year: $160,000 2nd year: $170,000 Summer associate: $2,788/week NA
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan $130,000-$160,000 Base Salary Atlanta 1st year: $155,000 Houston; New York; DC 1st year: $180,000 NA
Thompson & Knight $180,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $200,000 4th year: $220,000 5th year: $240,000 6th year: $260,000 7th year: $280,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Thompson Coburn $110,000 to $125,000 Base Salary Washington, DC and Chicago, IL 1styear: $130,000 Summer associate: $2,300/week St. Louis, MO 1st year: $115,000 Summer associate: $2,100/week NA
Thompson Hine $100,000-$135,000 Base Salary 1st year: $125,000 (Cleveland); $115,000 (Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton); $140,000 (ATL); $145,000 (DC); $160,000 (NY) Summer associate: $2,100/week NA
Troutman Sanders $85,000-$145,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,000/week NA
Vedder Price $160,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week NA
Venable $145,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Vinson & Elkins $180,000 Base Salary All U.S. offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year:$190,000 3rd year:$210,000 4th year:$235,000 5th year:$260,000 6th year:$280,000 7th year:$300,000 8th year:$315,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease $120,000 Base Salary 1st year: $120,000 Summer associate: $2,308/week NA
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz $165,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $185,000 Summer associate: $3,550/week NA
Weil, Gotshal & Manges $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,077/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
White & Case $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week Associate Bonuses (2012) US Offices Y1 $10,000
Wiley Rein $160,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 Summer associate: $3,465/week NA
Williams & Connolly $200,000 Base Salary Washington, DC 1st year: $200,000 2nd year: $215,000 3rd year: $230,000 4th year: $250,000 5th year: $270,000 6th year: $290,000 7th year: $310,000 Summer associate: $3,845/week NA
Williams Mullen $120,000 NA NA
Willkie Farr & Gallagher $180,000 Base Salary New York, NY 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd Year: $210,000 4th Year: $235,000 5th Year: $260,000 6th Year: $280,000 7th Year: $300,000 8th Year: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 Summer associate: $3,500/week NA
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker NA Base Salary Firm did not provide salary information NA
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati $180,000 Base Salary All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $2360,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year+: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,462 per week NA
Winstead $180,000 NA NA
Winston & Strawn $180,000 Base Salary 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year+: $315,000 Summer associate: $3,461/week NA
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice $80,000-$130,000 NA NA



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