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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Salary & Benefits

Paul, Weiss matches the top compensation and benefits of its peer firms. First-year associates currently earn $160,000, and all associates in good standing also typically receive a bonus. Summer associates earn $3,100 per week. Paul, Weiss offers a salary advance to all incoming associates and reimbursements for moving expenses, bar review courses, bar examination fees and bar association dues.

Benefits include a comprehensive insurance plan, generous parental leaves, relocation assistance and varied workplace amenities. Other benefits include a subsidized cafeteria, weekly happy hours and subsidized gym memberships. Full time childcare is provided the first three months after a parent's return from leave, and off-site emergency childcare is also provided. Free tickets to sporting events and museums are common. New associates receive a salary advance and relocations benefits.

Salaries and bonuses at the firm are based on a set lockstep system. Year-end bonuses are awarded in December and are not tied to billable hours.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Wilmington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 

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  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • 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
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave

Benefits Package:

1) Birth mothers receive 18 weeks of paid leave as follows: up to 8 weeks of Short Term Disability Leave or Adoption Leave, up to 4 weeks of Parental Leave, and up to 6 weeks of Primary Caregiver Leave. 2) Non birth parents are eligible for a paid Parental Leave of up to 4 weeks; a non birth parent who is the Primary Caregiver is also eligible for an additional 6 weeks of paid Primary Caregiver Leave. 3) We have an arrangement with a Bright Horizon's facility near our New York office where we offer full-time child care for three months after return from parental leave (the Infant Transition Program) and emergency back-up care. 4) The firm has established a special tax gross-up bonus policy for employees who elect firm medical plan coverage for their same-sex domestic partner/spouse (and their partner's/spouse's children). Please refer to the Careers section of our website under Law Student Recruiting, Compensation for other Benefit information.

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