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Shearman & Sterling.

Salary & Benefits

Lawyers who plan a career at Shearman and Sterling are amply remunerated for their hard work and legal skills. The firm's starting salary is $160,000. It pays this starting salary in each of its U.S. offices. For the year 2009, the firm's profits per equity partner were $1,735,000, which placed the firm in the 79th percentile. Shearman is one of the best firms in the United States to begin a career.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Menlo Park 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Austin 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 


  • 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
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Sabbatical Program
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

dependent care spending account, a legal assistance program, emergency child care through a back-up center close to the office, International Travel Assistance, Wellness Programs, discounted health club memberships, paid maternity & paternity leave, annual paid physicals for all partners, associates, & counsel over the age of 30, group auto/homeowner's insurance, Health Savings Accounts (high deductible health plans), bar dues for associates, and banking discount program.

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