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Nixon Peabody LLP

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Salary & Benefits

The firm is considered to be one of the less paying law firms than those paying top-market salaries. Also, it is believed to lack a meaningful bonus policy.

The base salaries at Nixon Peabody are determined on the basis of a combination lockstep and merit system.

First year associates at the firm are paid a base salary of $145,000 per annum. In 2009, the firm created a new bonus program offering associates the opportunity to receive a bonus of up to 30% of base salary depending on firm and individual performance.

New associates at the firm receive a $10,000 bar stipend. Other benefits at the firm include subsidized gym memberships, an on-site chef in the Boston office, a $7,500 credit for adoption expenses, occasional happy hours, and museum and sporting event tickets.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Albany 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Buffalo 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Manchester 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Rochester 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Jericho 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Providence 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 

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  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
  • 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
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Profit Sharing
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Health, health savings account, dental, vision, retirement savings plan, 4 weeks vacation, paid firm holidays, paid parenting leave, military leave, adoption assistance, backup day care, domestic partner benefits, life/supplemental dependent, short and long term disability, long-term care and travel accident insurances, EAP, wellness program (including fitness centers), flex spending account/medical dependent care (pre-tax option), child care resources, elder care resources, PC purchase program, referral fees, health advocacy program, home owners and care insurance discount programs.

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