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McGuireWoods LLP.

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Salary & Benefits

McGuireWoods follows a hybrid lockstep/merit salary system, and the starting salary at the firm is around $135,000. Hikes are based on individual assessments that take into consideration factors such as billable hours, pro bono hours, quality of work, and business development. The firm's profit per equity partner in 2009 (the most recent year for which we could obtain the data) was $800,000.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Charlottesville 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Norfolk 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Richmond 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Baltimore 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Pittsburgh 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Atlanta 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Charlotte 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Raleigh 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Tysons Corner 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 

Salary Information from Survey of Current Attorneys by BCG Attorney Search

Law Firm
Illinois - Chicago
1 year
Salary + Bonus
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Salaries Found Advertised on Jobs Posted on External Sources by BCG Attorney Search

Debt Finance Counsel $68,000 - $151,000
McGuireWoods LLP --
Norfolk, VA --
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Debt Finance Associate $37,000 - $67,000
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Norfolk, VA --
-- 04-26-2022
M&A and Corporate Transactions Associate $38,000 - $67,000
McGuireWoods LLP --
Baltimore, MD --
-- 04-26-2022
Debt Finance Counsel $96,000 - $209,000
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Baltimore, MD --
-- 04-26-2022
Debt Finance Associate $65,000 - $115,000
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Baltimore, MD --
-- 04-26-2022
Debt Finance Counsel $93,000 - $213,000
McGuireWoods LLP --
Atlanta, GA --
-- 04-26-2022
Healthcare Transactional Associate $32,000 - $64,000
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Atlanta, GA --
-- 04-26-2022
Debt Finance Associate $66,000 - $124,000
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Atlanta, GA --
-- 04-26-2022
Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney $56,000 - $129,000
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Atlanta, GA --
-- 04-26-2022
Debt Finance Counsel $89,000 - $202,000
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Charlotte, NC --
-- 04-26-2022


  • 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
  • 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:

In addition to the benefits selected above, McGuireWoods also offers associates identity theft insurance, back-up child/elder care coverage, and adoption expense reimbursement up to $5,000 per child. The firm pays for a bar exam review course and exam fees as well as bar membership dues and relocation expenses. McGuireWoods also offers entry-level associates a one-time bar study stipend.

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