McGuireWoods - Salary & Benefits

2 Star Rating     3 reviews 
Main Office:

Gateway Plaza, 800 East Canal Street | Richmond | VA | 23219

Phone: 804-775-1000 | Fax: 804-775-1061

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Salary & Benefits

McGuireWoods follows a hybrid lockstep/merit salary system, and the starting salary at the firm is around $135,000. Hikes are based on individual assessments that take into consideration factors such as billable hours, pro bono hours, quality of work, and business development. The firm's profit per equity partner in 2009 (the most recent year for which we could obtain the data) was $800,000.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Min Base
Avg Base
Max Base
Min Bonus
Avg Bonus
Max Bonus
Associate Charlottesville 1st Year Yearly   $165,000.00         
Associate Norfolk 1st Year Yearly   $165,000.00         
Associate Richmond 1st Year Yearly   $165,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $165,000.00         
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Pittsburgh 1st Year Yearly   $165,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $165,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $165,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Raleigh 1st Year Yearly   $165,000.00         
Associate 1st Year Yearly   $165,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement 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
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

In addition to the benefits selected above, McGuireWoods also offers associates identity theft insurance, back-up child/elder care coverage, and adoption expense reimbursement up to $5,000 per child. The firm pays for a bar exam review course and exam fees as well as bar membership dues and relocation expenses. McGuireWoods also offers entry-level associates a one-time bar study stipend.

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