K & L Gates LLP

K & L Gates LLP - Salary & Benefits

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Main Office:
210 Sixth Avenue, | Pittsburgh | PA | 15222-2613
Phone: 412-355-6500  | Fax: 412-355-6501 

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Salary & Benefits

K&L Gates offers competitive compensation packages that reflect its status as a preeminent law firm in the U.S. K&L Gates's starting salary is $160,000. The firm pays this starting salary in each of its U.S. offices. K&L Gates's profits per equity partner in 2009 were $860,000, placing the firm in the 30th percentile.

In addition to market competitive salaries, associates get a discretionary bonus on meeting a minimum threshold of 1,950 client billable hours. Associates also receive credit towards the bonus threshold for specified amounts of approved pro bono time.

Apart from the benefits like salary advances or stipends, relocation expenses, reimbursements for exam expenses, and their own office, the firm also provides subsidized gym memberships and subsidized data plans for BlackBerrys and iPhones.

K&L Gates LLP allows attorneys (including entry-level attorneys) to work part time. Currently, 100 attorneys are working part time.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Min Base
Avg Base
Max Base
Min Bonus
Avg Bonus
Max Bonus
Associate Austin Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Boston Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Charleston Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Charlotte Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Chicago Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Dallas Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Fort Worth Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Harrisburg Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Houston Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Los Angeles Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Miami Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate New York Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Newark Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Irvine Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Palo Alto Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Pittsburgh Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Portland Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Raleigh Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Morrisville Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate San Francisco Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Seattle Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Washington Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       
Associate Wilmington Year $140,000.00    $180,000.00       


  • 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
  • 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
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

K&L Gates provides medical insurance (including coverage while traveling abroad), vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance (including spouse/domestic partner/child coverage), accidental death & dismemberment insurance, business travel accident insurance, long-term care insurance, professional liability insurance, identity theft insurance, domestic partner coverage, short & long-term disability, 3-4 weeks vacation, parental leave, family and medical leave, 401(k) plan, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuting program, emergency child care program, health management programs, health club subsidy and bar membership dues. The firm's wellness program is designed to promote good health and fitness among all of the firm's employees. Personnel in all U.S. offices have the opportunity to participate in online health risk assessments and in coaching programs for various lifestyle and medical conditions. In addition, the firm offers corporate discounts at designated fitness facilities and subsidies for other fitness facilities and weight management memberships.

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