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King & Spalding LLP.

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Salary & Benefits

Salaries at King & Spalding are determined according to a fixed, lockstep system. Currently, the first-year associates take home a base salary of $160,000 in the bigger legal markets and about $135,000 in the smaller ones. As was the case with many of the law firms, King & Spalding froze salaries in 2009 and in August of the same year, it announced that the attorney salaries would rely more on bonuses in order to reward individual performance. However, in recent times, this freeze has been lifted and the attorney salaries have been raised to market levels in most of its offices. Most of the firm's associates receive a base bonus when they achieve a billable of 2,050 hours, and the fourth-year and senior associates are eligible for an additional discretionary bonus. All associates are also eligible for an uncapped incremental bonus for each hour billed over the minimum of 2,050 hours; this bonus ranges from $30 per hour for the first-year attorneys to about $100 an hour for the eighth-year associates.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Atlanta 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Charlotte 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Austin 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 

Salary Information from Survey of Current Attorneys by BCG Attorney Search

Law Firm
Los Angeles CA
3 years 6 months
Salary + Bonus
over $250,000
$100,001- $125,000
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  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • 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
  • On-site Child Care - Emergency
  • Parental Leave
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave

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