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Salary & Benefits

The firm is believed to have a compensation structure somewhat behind the market curve. SNR Denton's starting salary ranges from $104,000 to $160,000, depending on the office. The New York office pays associates at the top of the market. The firm encourages merit-based appraisal system. Under the new three-tier compensation system came into force in late 2009, associate salary will increase once associates meet various merit-based criteria. Bonuses will not be linked exclusively to billable hours, but also to the same merit-based factors that will determine base salary. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the firm offers discounted health club memberships, a subsidized cafeteria in Chicago, a formal client development budget for all associates, occasional social gatherings, emergency childcare, and free snacks and sodas.

Title Branch/
Period Min Base
Avg Base
Max Base
Business Development Manager New York City Monthly $12,400.00    $13,400.00 
Business Development Manager Washington Monthly $12,700.00    $13,600.00 
Associate Attorney Atlanta Monthly $14,000.00    $15,100.00 
Associate Attorney New York City Monthly $15,800.00    $17,000.00 
Managing Associate New York City $17,600.00    $22,300.00 
Managing Associate Washington $18,700.00    $20,100.00 
Legal Secretary Dallas $6,000.00    $6,600.00 
Legal Secretary Fort Worth $6,000.00    $6,600.00 
Legal Secretary Chicago $6,300.00    $6,800.00 
Legal Secretary New York City $7,700.00    $8,300.00 
Legal Secretary Atlanta   $60,333.00   


  • 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 Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option Life/AD&D Long-term Care Insurance Long-term Disability Insurance Medical Insurance Medical Spending Account Parental Leave Relocation Expenses Short-term Disability Insurance Sick Leave Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.) Vacation Leave Vision Insurance

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