Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Salary & Benefits

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Main Office:

Robert S. Strauss Building, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. | Washington | DC | 20036-1564

Phone: 202-887-4000 | Fax: 202-887-4288

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Salary & Benefits

Akin Gump has instituted a firm wide compensation as well as a bonus structure that is an integral part of its strategy to recruit, develop, support and reward their associates. This structure includes the counsel position, which associates receive at the sixth year of their practice. The 2012 compensation for entry-level lawyers was $160,000 a year, which is a firm standard across all offices in the United States.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Min Base
Avg Base
Max Base
Min Bonus
Avg Bonus
Max Bonus
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Irvine 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Longview 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Philadelphia 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate San Antonio 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Life/AD&D
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Additionally, the firm provides a tax gross up on same sex domestic partner benefits along with offering a referral bonus to associates who refer other qualified associates to the firm. The firm also pays for bar dues/license fees and also bar review course fees. Additionally, the firm also provides child care facilities as well as transitional child care.

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