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Snell & Wilmer delivers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and family members.

Offices Summer Associate Weekly Salary Entry-Level Associate Starting Annual Salary
Denver $2,500 $130,000
Las Vegas $2,212 $115,000
Los Angeles $3,077 $160,000
Los Cabos NA NA
Orange County $3,077 $160,000
Phoenix $2,500 $130,000
Reno NA $115,000
Salt Lake City $2,404 $125,000
Tucson $2,212 $115,000

Year-end bonus opportunities reflect and acknowledge individual performance.

Training Benefits
  • First Year associates receive full credit for up to 150 hours of time spent on training matters, including "shadowing" opportunities
  • Billable hour credit for approved Pro Bono legal services
  • Career Development Program focusing on Attorney Skills, Business Development, Continuing Legal Education and Firm Culture
  • COACH Mentoring Program for associates
  • Women's Initiative strategic efforts including a Women Attorney Advancement program
  • Litigation Bootcamp and Trial of the OK Corral training programs
  • Partnership Advisor Program for 5th year associates and up to guide them through the partnership process
Work/Life Balance Benefits
  • Parental leave: 12 weeks paid parental leave. Parental leave may be extended with unpaid leave.
  • Reduced-hours schedules available
  • Annual bonus eligibility pro-rated to account for parental leave
  • "Ramp Up/Down" policy for purposes of determining annual bonuses for associates who take parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Program providing resources and counseling available to all family members
Health Benefits
  • Medical insurance with a PPO or an HDHP option
  • Health and dependent care flexible spending accounts or health savings account (for HDHP participants)
  • Dental and vision benefits
  • Coverage is available for family members
Income Protection Benefits
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance for all attorneys
  • Voluntary supplemental life insurance for family members
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
Retirement Plan Benefits
  • 401K Profit Sharing and Savings Plan with discretionary employer contribution
Additional Benefits
  • Law School Matching Gift Program
  • Public transportation commuter program
  • Pre-tax qualified parking program
  • Relocation expenses
  • Regular Attorney lunch
  • CLE and Bar membership support
  • Membership in the American Bar Association
  • Community Involvement and Business Development support
  • Online membership to Bright Horizons database of child care, pet care and senior care providers
  • Discounted tickets for movies, museums and other family destinations
  • Annual Firm Wide Attorney Retreat