Average total pay: $166,300For: Associate Attorney*
Best companies rank: 19
This Atlanta law firm ranks 57th nationally in revenues ($395 million) and 42nd in number of lawyers (more than 700). It has a strong practice in health care, telecommunications, financial services and transportation (clients include UPS, Verizon Wireless, Wachovia, BellSouth, Delta Airlines and Aflac).
Merit bonuses can supplement salaries of associates and senior management by 10 to 25 percent. The firm also boasts a unique benefit for nonlawyer staff: bonuses up to 9 percent of pay.
*Most common salaried job
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