Salaries and hours

The 2017 salary and billable hours survey

 

 

Firm

1st year
salary

2nd year
salary

Billable hour
requirement

Average
billable hours
per associate

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

$150,000

Undisclosed

Undiscloed

N/A

Akin Gump

$180,000

$190,000

1,950 loose bonus target

N/A

Allen & Overy LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000 target

1,602

Alston & Bird LLP

$155,000 - $180,000

$160,000 - $190,000

2000 target

N/A

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

$180,000

Undisclosed

N/A

N/A

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

$170,000 - $180,000

$175,000 - $190,000

1,800

1,840

Baker Botts LLP

$180,000

Undisclosed

2000

N/A

Baker McKenzie

$145,000 - $180,000

Undisclosed

2,000

N/A

Bracewell LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000 target

N/A

Brown Rudnick LLP

$180,000

$190,000

1,900

N/A

Brownstein Hyatt

$135,000

$140,000

1,900

1,733

Cadwalader

$180,000

$190,000

2000 target

1,665

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000

N/A

Cleary Gottlieb

$180,000

$190,000

None

N/A

Clifford Chance US LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Cooley LLP

$180,000

$190,000

1,950 target

1,921

Cozen O'Connor

$125,000 - $160,000

Undisclosed

1,600 - 2,000

1,809

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Crowell & Moring LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000

1,800

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost

$180,000

$190,000

2,000 target

1,621

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Dechert LLP

180,000

190,000

1,950 target

N/A

DLA Piper LLP (US)

$160,000 - $180,000

Undisclosed

2,000 target

1,827

Duane Morris LLP

$140,000 - $165,000

Undisclosed

1950

N/A

Dykema Gossett PLLC

$120,000 - $150,000

Undisclosed

1,950

N/A

Epstein Becker & Green PC

$130,000 - $140,000

Undisclosed

1,950

1,750

Finnegan

$180,000

$190,000

2,000 target

1,897

Fish & Richardson PC

$180,000

$190,000

1,900

1,886

Fitzpatrick

$180,000

Undisclosed

2,160 target

N/A

Foley & Lardner LLP

$140,000 - $180,000

$150,000 - $195,000

1,900

1,823

Fox Rothschild LLP

$115,000 - $160,000

Undisclosed

1850

1,793

Freshfields

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Fried, Frank

$180,000

$190,000

2000 target

N/A

Gibbons P.C.

Undisclosed

$135,000

1,980

1,741

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Goodwin

$180,000

$190,000

1,950

N/A

Goulston & Storrs

$180,000

$190,000

2,000 target

1,950

Greenberg Traurig, PA

$110,000 - $180,000

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

N/A

Hangley

$135,000

Case-by-case

N/A

N/A

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

$178,500

$189,500

N/A

1,485

Haynes and Boone, LLP

$180, 000

$190, 000

N/A

1,645

Hogan Lovells

$180,000 (varies by city)

$190,000 (varies by city)

2,000

N/A

Holland & Knight LLP

$180,000

$190,000

1900

N/A

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

$180,000

$190,000

1750

1,900

Hunton & Williams LLP

$160,000 - $180,000

N/A

2,000 target

1,839

Irell & Manella LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2000 target

1,830

Jackson Walker LLP

$180,000

Undisclosed

1,950

1,814

Jenner & Block LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,100 target

N/A

Jones Day

$160,000 - $180,000

N/A

2,000 target

N/A

K&L Gates

$140,000 - $180,000

Undisclosed

1,950 target

N/A

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,150 target

N/A

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000

N/A

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

$120,000 - $180,000

$135,000 - $195,000

1,400

1,794

King & Spalding LLP

$155,000 - $180,000

Undisclosed

N/A

1,949

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Kramer Levin

$180,000

$190,000

1,950 target

1,743

Latham & Watkins LLP

$180,000

Undisclosed

1,900 target

N/A

Linklaters

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Mayer Brown LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000

N/A

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000

N/A

Milbank

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Mintz Levin

$180,000

$190,000

1,850

N/A

Morgan, Lewis

$165,000 - $180,000

$170,000 - $190,000

N/A

N/A

Morrison & Foerster LLP

$180,000

$190,000

Undisclosed

N/A

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

1,652

Nixon Peabody LLP

$160,000

$165,000

1,850

1,761

Norton Rose Fulbright

$180,000

$190,000

Undisclosed

N/A

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

$160,000

Undisclosed

1,900

1,686

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

$180,000

$190,000

No requirement

N/A

Orrick

$165,000 - $180,000

$175,000 - $190,000

2,000, target

1,727

Patterson Belknap

$180,000

$190,000

2,150

N/A

Paul Hastings LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000 target

N/A

Paul, Weiss

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Perkins Coie LLP

$105,000 - $180,000

$110,000 - $190,000

1,850 - 1,950

1,967

Pillsbury

$180,000

$190,000

1,950

N/A

Proskauer Rose LLP

$125,000 - $180,000

$130,000 - $190,000

N/A

N/A

Reed Smith LLP

$130,000 - $180,000

Undisclosed

1,900 target

N/A

Ropes & Gray LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Schiff Hardin LLP

$180,000

Undisclosed

2,000

1,978

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000

N/A

Sedgwick LLP

Varies (case-by-case)

Varies (case-by-case)

1,950/2,000 target

N/A

Seward & Kissel LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000 target

1,665

Shearman & Sterling LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Sheppard, Mullin

$180,000

$190,000

1,950

1791

Sidley Austin LLP

$180,000

$190,000

Undisclosed

N/A

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Skadden

$180,000

$190,000

1,800

N/A

Snell & Wilmer LLP

$115,000 - $160,000

Undisclosed

1,800 - 1,950 target

1,670

Squire Patton Boggs

$135,000-$180,000

Undisclosed

1,900

N/A

Sterne, Kessler

$165,000 - $180,000

$175,000 - $190,000

2,000 target

1,909

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000 target

N/A

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Thompson & Knight LLP

$180,000

$190,000

1,900

2,052

Vedder Price

$180,000

$185,000 - $190,000

2,000

N/A

Venable LLP

$180,000

$190,000

1,900

N/A

Vinson & Elkins LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

Waller

$115,000

$126,000

1,800

1,743

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

White & Case LLP

$174,000 - $180,000

$180,000 - $190,000

2000 target

N/A

Wiley Rein LLP

$180,000

$190,000

1,950

1,924

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

N/A

WilmerHale

$180,000

$190,000

2,000

1,799

Wilson Sonsini

$180,000

$190,000

N/A

1,790

Winston & Strawn LLP

$180,000

$190,000

2,000

N/A