Sidley Austin LLP
Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP - Salary & Benefits

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Main Office:

1 South Dearborn Street | Chicago | IL | 60603

Phone: 312-853-7000 | Fax: 312-853-7036

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Salary & Benefits

The firm says it is flexible with regards to the billing hours that it requires its associates to put in, but to qualify for a full market-rate bonus, an associate must put in 2,000 hours of which at least 1,800 hours should be of billable work. The remaining hours can be filled by pro bono work and other activities deemed as "eligible work".

Sidley Austin's starting salary is $160,000. The firm pays this starting salary in each of its U.S. offices

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Min Base
Avg Base
Max Base
Min Bonus
Avg Bonus
Max Bonus
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Seattle 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 Houston 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Boston 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 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
  • Other benefits include 4 weeks of vacation, pre-tax parking and transit program, subsidized emergency back-up childcare, Health Advocate, and reduced-hours policy.

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