Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP - Salary & Benefits

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Main Office:

Reed Smith Centre, 225 Fifth Avenue | Pittsburgh | PA | 15222

Phone: 412-288-3131 | Fax: 412-288-3063

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Salary & Benefits

Reed Smith's goal is to attract, retain, develop, motivate, and reward high quality attorneys in each of its offices. To this end, Reed Smith maintains a compensation program which emphasizes "total compensation" within a merit-based system.

Starting salaries for entry level associates vary according to the city in which the associate's Reed Smith office is located. Reed Smith's starting salary ranges from $115,000 to $160,000, depending on the office. Thereafter, salaries are adjusted based on merit as a result of the annual performance evaluation process, through which the Associate's performance and progress with respect to published competencies are assessed. Salary adjustments are effective January 1 of each year.

Reed Smith rewards outstanding Associate performance in each calendar year through its Associate Bonus Program. Associates hired on or before October 1 in a given year are eligible.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Min Base
Avg Base
Max Base
Min Bonus
Avg Bonus
Max Bonus
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $160,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         
Associate Richmond 1st Year Yearly   $150,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $150,000.00         
Associate Philadelphia 1st Year Yearly   $160,000.00         
Associate Wilmington 1st Year Yearly   $160,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         
Associate Miami 1st Year Yearly   $150,000.00         
Associate Austin 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly   $180,000.00         


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Health Club Membership
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • On-site Child Care - Emergency
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Profit Sharing
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Health, dental, life & disability insurance; 401(k) Plan; Flex.Spending Accts.; Pretax Transit Prog.; gym membership; 4 wks.vacation (5 wks. after 4th yr anniv.);18 wks. primary caregiver leave; 5 wks. secondary caregiver leave; New Mother's Room; off-site & emergency child care; Flex-Time program and Telecommuting program; Employee Assistance Program; moving expenses; broker fee; bar review tuition; NYS bar exam fee; one bar membership dues annually; travel & lodge for Bar Exam/Albany; law school matching gift program.

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