Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Salary & Benefits

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https://www.kirkland.com 
Main Office:
300 North LaSalle | Chicago | IL | 60654
Phone: 312-862-2000  | Fax: 312-862-2200 

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Salary & Benefits


Kirkland & Ellis pays associates of every graduating class at the top of the market. The starting salary is $160,000. All offices in the United States have the same pay scale. Kirkland & Ellis's profits per equity partner in 2009 - the most recent year for which data are available - were $2,495,000, placing the firm in the 94th percentile.

Title Branch/
City
Exp. year Period Min Base
Salary
Avg Base
Salary
Max Base
Salary
Min Bonus
Salary
Avg Bonus
Salary
Max Bonus
Salary
Summer associate Boston semi-monthly   $7,500.00         
Summer associate Chicago semi-monthly   $7,500.00         
Summer associate Houston semi-monthly   $7,500.00         
Summer associate Los Angeles semi-monthly   $7,500.00         
Summer associate New York City semi-monthly   $7,500.00         
Summer associate Palo Alto semi-monthly   $7,500.00         
Summer associate San Francisco semi-monthly   $7,500.00         
Summer associate Washington semi-monthly   $7,500.00         
Associate Boston 1st year Year   $180,000.00         
Associate Chicago 1st year Year   $180,000.00         
Associate Houston 1st year Year   $180,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 1st year Year   $180,000.00         
Associate New York City 1st year Year   $180,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 1st year Year   $180,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 1st year Year   $180,000.00         
Associate Washington 1st year Year   $180,000.00         
Associate Beijing 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Hong Kong 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate London 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Munich 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Paris 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Shanghai 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Boston 2nd year Year   $190,000.00         
Associate Chicago 2nd year Year   $190,000.00         
Associate Houston 2nd year Year   $190,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 2nd year Year   $190,000.00         
Associate New York City 2nd year Year   $190,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 2nd year Year   $190,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 2nd year Year   $190,000.00         
Associate Washington 2nd year Year   $190,000.00         
Associate Beijing 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Boston 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Chicago 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Dallas 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Hong Kong 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Houston 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate London 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Munich 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate New York City 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Paris 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Shanghai 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Washington 2nd year Yearly   $200,000.00         
Associate Boston 3rd year Year   $210,000.00         
Associate Chicago 3rd year Year   $210,000.00         
Associate Houston 3rd year Year   $210,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 3rd year Year   $210,000.00         
Associate New York City 3rd year Year   $210,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 3rd year Year   $210,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 3rd year Year   $210,000.00         
Associate Washington 3rd year Year   $210,000.00         
Associate Boston 4th year Year   $235,000.00         
Associate Chicago 4th year Year   $235,000.00         
Associate Houston 4th year Year   $235,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 4th year Year   $235,000.00         
Associate New York City 4th year Year   $235,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 4th year Year   $235,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 4th year Year   $235,000.00         
Associate Washington 4th year Year   $235,000.00         
Associate Boston 5th year Year   $260,000.00         
Associate Chicago 5th year Year   $260,000.00         
Associate Houston 5th year Year   $260,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 5th year Year   $260,000.00         
Associate New York City 5th year Year   $260,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 5th year Year   $260,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 5th year Year   $260,000.00         
Associate Washington 5th year Year   $260,000.00         
Associate Boston 6th year Year   $280,000.00         
Associate Chicago 6th year Year   $280,000.00         
Associate Houston 6th year Year   $280,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 6th year Year   $280,000.00         
Associate New York City 6th year Year   $280,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 6th year Year   $280,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 6th year Year   $280,000.00         
Associate Washington 6th year Year   $280,000.00         


Benefits


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • 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 Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • On-site Child Care - Emergency
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:


Some of the progressive benefits, services and programs offered to attorneys include:

Alternative Schedules: Attorneys may request an alternative work schedule to accommodate personal circumstances. This does not mean that they are cancelled off from merit-based compensation or opportunities for professional growth.
Domestic Partner Coverage: Domestic partners of Kirkland employees qualify for full medical, dental and vision insurance.
Parental and Adoption Leave: All primary caregivers are eligible for at least 16 weeks of paid parental leave - whether the child is newly born or adopted. Attorneys may also request additional unpaid leave.
Parenting Link: This program provides Kirkland attorneys, their spouses, and others practical information from parenting experts. It is a forum for parents to connect in an informal setting.

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