Average total pay: $155,929For: Associate*
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Ranked 39th among law firms nationally, Arnold & Porter has more than 600 lawyers. Known for its pro bono work dating back to defense of government employees targeted during the McCarthy period, associates can volunteer for the Legal Aid Society for six months at a time.
Employees enjoy an on-site child care center operated by the firm itself and a great retirement plan in which the firm plunks 7.5 percent of pay into employee accounts every year.
*Most common salaried job
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