2006 New York City Elite Law Firm Salaries

Last updated: February 8, 2007, 6:20PM


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Wachtell Lipton

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No New York, NY $150,000 $150,000 $160,000 $175,000 $195,000 $215,000 Unknown Unknown
Cravath Swaine & Moore 2 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $230,000 $245,000
Sullivan & Cromwell 3 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $230,000 $245,000
Skadden Arps 4 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $175,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Davis Polk & Wardwell 5 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 6 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $230,000 $245,000
Cleary Gottlieb 7 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Latham & Watkins 8 No Los Angeles, CA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Weil Gotshal 9 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $235,000
Kirkland & Ellis 10 No Chicago, IL $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 Promoted to

Non-Equity Partner

Covington & Burling 11 Yes Washington, DC $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Paul Weiss 12 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $215,000 $230,000 $240,000
Debevoise & Plimpton 13 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Wilmer Hale 14 Yes Washington, DC $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 Unknown Unknown
Shearman & Sterling 15 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Sidley Austin 16 Yes Chicago, IL $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $220,000 to $225,000 $230,000 to $240,000
Gibson Dunn 18 No Los Angeles, CA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Arnold & Porter 19 No Washington, DC $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
O'Melveny & Myers 20 Yes Los Angeles, CA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
White & Case 21 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Jones Day 22 No Washington, DC $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Morrison & Foerster 23 Yes San Francisco, CA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $215,000 $230,000 $240,000
Hogan & Hartson 24 Yes Washington, DC $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Ropes & Gray 25 No Boston, MA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Clifford Chance 26 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Mayer Brown 27 Yes Chicago, IL $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Milbank Tweed 28 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Fried Frank 29 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Paul Hastings1 30 Yes Los Angeles, CA $145,000 $145,000 $154,143 $168,718 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft 31 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Dewey Ballantine 32 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Akin Gump 33 Yes Washington, DC $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 Unknown Unknown
Wilson Sonsini 34 No Palo Alto, CA Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Winston & Strawn 35 No Chicago, IL Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
King & Spalding 36 Yes Atlanta, GA $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Willkie Farr 37 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 38 No San Francisco, CA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Proskauer Rose 39 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Baker Botts 40 No Houston, TX $145,000 $145,000 $150,000 $160,000 $170,000 $190,000 $200,000 $215,000
Morgan Lewis 41 No Philadelphia, PA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $187,000 $187,000 $197,000 $205,000
Freshfields 42 No London, UK $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Baker & McKenzie 43 No Chicago, IL $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Linklaters 44 No London, UK $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Boies, Schiller & Flexner 45 No Armonk, NY Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Pillsbury Winthrop 46 No San Francisco, CA $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
McDermott, Will & Emery 47 No Chicago, IL $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Jenner & Block 48 Yes Chicago, IL $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
DLA Piper 49 No Chicago, IL $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Fulbright & Jaworski 50 No Houston, TX $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Dechert 51 No Philadelphia, PA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Goodwin Procter 53 Yes Boston, MA $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
LeBoeuf Lamb 54 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Cahill Gordon 55 No New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $215,000 $230,000 $240,000
Cooley Godward 57 No Palo Alto, CA Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vinson & Elkins 58 No Houston, TX $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Alston & Bird 59 No Atlanta, GA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Allen & Overy 60 Yes London, UK $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal 61 No Chicago, IL $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Heller Ehrman 62 No San Francisco, CA $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Fish & Richardson 63 Yes Boston, MA Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Holland & Knight 64 No Tampa, FL $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Greenberg Traurig 65 Yes Miami, FL $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Bingham McCutchen 66 No Boston, MA $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Kaye Scholer 67 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Foley & Lardner 68 No Milwaukee, WI $135,000 $135,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Steptoe & Johnson 69 No Washington, DC Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hunton & Williams 70 No Richmond, VA $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Chadbourne & Parke 73 No New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $185,000 $205,000 $215,000 $225,000
K&L Gates 74 No Pittsburgh, PA $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Nixon Peabody 75 No Boston, MA $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Schulte Roth & Zabel 76 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Bryan Cave 77 No St. Louis, MO $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $205,000 $220,000 $230,000
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan 78 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $215,000 $240,000
Thacher Proffitt & Wood 81 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Reed Smith 82 No Pittsburgh, PA $135,000 $135,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dorsey & Whitney 83 No Minneapolis, MN $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Katten Muchin 84 No Chicago, IL $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000 $240,000
Hughes Hubbard 85 No New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $170,000 $190,000 $200,000 $210,000 $220,000
McGuireWoods 86 No Richmond, VA Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Squire Sanders 87 No Cleveland, OH Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Arent Fox 88 No Washington, DC $135,000 $135,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Baker & Hostetler 90 No Cleveland, OH $125,000 $125,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Thelen Reid 91 No New York, NY $135,000 $135,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Mintz Levin 92 No Boston, MA $135,000 $135,000 $145,000 $160,000 $175,000 $190,000 $210,000 $225,000
Kilpatrick Stockton 93 No Atlanta, GA Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Dickstein Shapiro 95 No Washington, DC $145,000 $145,000 $155,000 $165,000 $180,000 $195000 $210,000 $220,000
Venable 96 No Washington, DC $135,000 $135,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Kramer Levin 97 Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Kelley Drye 98 No New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Seyfarth Shaw 100 No Chicago, IL $135,000 $135,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Blank Rome Unranked No Philadelphia, PA $135,000 $135,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Brown Rudnick Unranked Yes New York, NY Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
McKee Nelson Unranked  Yes Washington, DC $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Quinn Emanuel Unranked  Yes Palo Alto, CA $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sheppard Mullin Unranked Yes Los Angeles, CA $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Troutman Sanders Unranked Yes New York, NY $145,000 $145,000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

NOTES

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Unlike other firms, whose fiscal years start on January 1, Paul Hastings has a fiscal year that begins on February 1, which results in a lower base salary than at other law firms.  For instance, a Paul Weiss second year associate earns $13,164 a month every month, for a total salary of $155,000.  However, a Paul Hastings third year associate will earn $13,164 a month from February 1 to December 31, but only earn $12,307 in January, resulting in a base salary of only $154,143.  This compensation differential continues in each successive year, causing Paul Hastings to pay slightly below market salary every year even though it appears to pay the same as other law firms.

 

 

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