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Salary & Benefits

The starting salary at DLA Piper is in the range of USD 13,500-160,000, depending on the location of the office. The most coveted positions with respect to the salary and benefits offered are at the firm's Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Reston, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., offices.

DLA Piper's profit per equity partner in 2009 (the most recent year for which we could obtain the data) was USD 1,230,000, which places this law firm in the 54th percentile.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Atlanta 1st Year Yearly $145,000.00 
Associate Austin 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Baltimore 1st Year Yearly $110,000.00 
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Miami 1st Year Yearly $145,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Philadelphia 1st Year Yearly $145,000.00 
Associate Phoenix 1st Year Yearly $145,000.00 
Associate Raleigh 1st Year Yearly $145,000.00 
Associate Reston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Sacramento 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate San Diego 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Seattle 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Wilmington 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 

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

Junior-Level Litigation/Complex Commercial Litigation Associate - LA $73,000 - $160,000
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Los Angeles, CA --
-- 04-26-2022
Mid-Level Litigation/Commercial Litigation Attorney - LA $85,000 - $182,000
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Los Angeles, CA --
-- 04-26-2022
Finance Associate - Sports, Media & Entertainment $40,000 - $80,000
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Baltimore, MD --
-- 04-26-2022
Associate $122,000 - $248,000
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Baltimore, MD --
-- 04-26-2022
Conflicts Counsel $112,000 - $245,000
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Chicago, IL --
-- 04-26-2022
Junior Labor & Employment Associate $70,000 - $157,000
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Dallas, TX --
-- 04-26-2022
Litigation Associate - Life Science $111,000 - $259,000
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Dallas, TX --
-- 04-26-2022
Associate $125,000 - $274,000
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Dallas, TX --
-- 04-26-2022
Life Sciences Attorney $85,000 - $178,000
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Philadelphia, PA --
-- 04-26-2022
Litigation Attorney $84,000 - $184,000
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Philadelphia, PA --
-- 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
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Profit Sharing
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Back-up child and elder care, BeyondWork discount program, College Coach program, comprehensive Wellness program, discounted gym memberships (through GlobalFit), Health Advocate, hybrid vehicle reimbursement program, referral bonus, reimbursement for up to six massages/year through EAP benefit, vehicle discount programs.

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