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Salary & Benefits

Consistent with its position as a premier global law firm, Jones Day offers competitive salary packages by individual geographic market. Associate compensation for lawyers at Jones Day is reviewed annually in connection with their evaluation process. Salary determinations are based upon merit, considering an individual's total contribution to the firm, individual development and effectiveness.

A starting salary for new associates in Washington is $160,000 annually.

Generally judicial clerks joining Jones Day directly from a federal court clerkship receive a competitive bonus, reflecting the value the firm places on the clerkship experience. In addition, the firm provides credit for the time spent clerking for both compensation and seniority purposes. While the firm prefers that its associates complete their clerkships prior to joining, it also recognizes that this is not always possible. Post-employment judicial clerks are considered on a case-by-case basis for compensation, seniority and clerkship bonus.

For those taking the July bar exams a $10,000 summer living stipend is paid on June 1. Bar Exam Review Course and Bar Exam Fees will also be borne by the firm. A relocation expense package is also provided.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Cleveland 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate Columbus 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate San Diego 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Pittsburgh 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate Irvine 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Atlanta 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Miami 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Detroit 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate Minneapolis 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 

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  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • 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 Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Very competitive benefits. Highlights - medical / dental insurance; spouse / domestic partner / child coverage; 4 weeks vacation; 401k; various life insurance, disability and long-term care programs; health and dependent care spending accounts; health savings accounts; paid medical and family leave program; personal assistance program; emergency backup child care services.

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