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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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Salary & Benefits

Starting salary at Bryan Cave ranges from US $115,000 to US $145,000, depending on the office. The firm has a performance bonus program for associates by awarding associates bonuses for achieving established productivity levels, and other contributions to the firm. Performance bonuses may also be awarded to associates for extraordinary contributions other than those based on meeting productivity thresholds.

Bonuses at the firm are discretionary and calculated according to hours, with cutoffs at 1,950, 2,100, 2,250, and 2,400 hours.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Jefferson City 1st Year Yearly $135,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate Kansas City 1st Year Yearly $135,000.00 
Associate Santa Monica 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate Irvine 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate Saint Louis 1st Year Yearly $140,000.00 
Associate Phoenix 1st Year Yearly $135,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate Atlanta 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $150,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 
Associate Denver 1st Year Yearly $140,000.00 
Associate Boulder 1st Year Yearly $140,000.00 
Associate Colorado Springs 1st Year Yearly $140,000.00 
Associate Miami 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 

Salaries Found Advertised on Jobs Posted on External Sources by BCG Attorney Search

US Knowledge Development Lawyer (Litigation) $103,000 - $217,000
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP --
Atlanta, GA --
-- 04-26-2022
Associate - Global Finance $64,000 - $116,000
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP --
Dallas, TX --
-- 04-26-2022


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • 529 College Savings 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
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Benefits Package: Medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance; domestic partner health insurance; paid vacation; maternity and paternity leave; back-up day care; individual savings plan; health & dependent care tax savings plans; flex-time; employee assistance program; dinner reimbursement program; business casual attire; new lawyer lunch program; formal mentoring program.

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