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K&L Gates LLP

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Salary & Benefits

K&L Gates offers competitive compensation packages that reflect its status as a preeminent law firm in the U.S. K&L Gates's starting salary is $160,000. The firm pays this starting salary in each of its U.S. offices. K&L Gates's profits per equity partner in 2009 were $860,000, placing the firm in the 30th percentile.

In addition to market competitive salaries, associates get a discretionary bonus on meeting a minimum threshold of 1,950 client billable hours. Associates also receive credit towards the bonus threshold for specified amounts of approved pro bono time.

Apart from the benefits like salary advances or stipends, relocation expenses, reimbursements for exam expenses, and their own office, the firm also provides subsidized gym memberships and subsidized data plans for BlackBerrys and iPhones.

K&L Gates LLP allows attorneys (including entry-level attorneys) to work part time. Currently, 100 attorneys are working part time.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Charlotte 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Irvine 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Seattle 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Miami 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Portland 1st Year Yearly $140,000.00 
Associate Newark 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Pittsburgh 1st Year Yearly $155,000.00 
Associate Harrisburg 1st Year Yearly $105,000.00 
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Morrisville 1st Year Yearly $155,000.00 
Associate Raleigh 1st Year Yearly $155,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Austin 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Fort Worth 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Charleston 1st Year Yearly $145,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 

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

Nashville Midlevel Banking and Asset Finance Associate $43,000 - $83,000
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Charlotte, NC --
-- 04-26-2022
Seattle IP Litigation Associate $66,000 - $130,000
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Seattle, WA --
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Seattle Midlevel Securities Associate $52,000 - $101,000
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Seattle Midlevel Health Care & FDA Associate $61,000 - $114,000
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Seattle, WA --
-- 04-26-2022
Portland Midlevel IP Procurement Associate $47,000 - $88,000
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Portland, OR --
-- 04-26-2022
Newark Midlevel Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety Associate $35,000 - $87,000
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Newark, NJ --
-- 04-26-2022
Newark Midlevel Insurance Recovery and Counseling Associate $33,000 - $69,000
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Newark, NJ --
-- 04-26-2022
Boston IP Procurement and Portfolio Management Associate $62,000 - $111,000
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Boston, MA --
-- 04-26-2022
Boston Midlevel Corporate Associate $66,000 - $138,000
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Boston, MA --
-- 04-26-2022
2022 First Year Associate - Asset Management and Investment Funds $45,000 - $95,000
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Boston, MA --
-- 04-26-2022


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

Benefits Package:

K&L Gates provides medical insurance (including coverage while traveling abroad), vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance (including spouse/domestic partner/child coverage), accidental death & dismemberment insurance, business travel accident insurance, long-term care insurance, professional liability insurance, identity theft insurance, domestic partner coverage, short & long-term disability, 3-4 weeks vacation, parental leave, family and medical leave, 401(k) plan, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuting program, emergency child care program, health management programs, health club subsidy and bar membership dues. The firm's wellness program is designed to promote good health and fitness among all of the firm's employees. Personnel in all U.S. offices have the opportunity to participate in online health risk assessments and in coaching programs for various lifestyle and medical conditions. In addition, the firm offers corporate discounts at designated fitness facilities and subsidies for other fitness facilities and weight management memberships.

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