Jones Day US Law Students Compensation and Benefits

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation & Benefits


Consistent with its position as a premier global law firm, Jones Day offers salary packages competitive within individual geographic markets. Associate compensation is reviewed annually in connection with our comprehensive evaluation process. Salary determinations are based upon merit, considering an individual's total contribution to the Firm, individual development, and effectiveness.

Starting Salaries for New Lawyers*

$170,000 Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Minneapolis

$180,000 Pittsburgh

$190,000 Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington

*Summer Associates are compensated pro rata based on the New Lawyer starting salary.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance for Domestic Partners
  • Annual Physical Examination
  • Health Care Spending Account
  • 401(k) Supplemental Savings Plan for Retirement
  • Group Long Term Disability Insurance/Supplemental Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance/Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance for Spouses and Dependent Children
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Personal Assistance Program
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Benefit
  • Four Weeks Vacation Annually
  • Paid Family Leave for Childbirth or Adoption
  • Backup Child Care and Emergency Elder Care
  • Part-Time/Flex-Time/Alternative Working Schedules
  • Bar Expense Reimbursement
  • Bar Stipend for New Lawyers
  • Relocation
  • Technology: Laptop, remote network access, smartphone data plan reimbursement
  • Professional Association Membership
  • Professional Development/CLE
  • Student Loan Refinancing Package

The Firm modifies its benefit plans and policies from time to time and retains the right to modify or discontinue them in the future.

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