Law firm salaries compared

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How much do trainees and NQs earn?

Firm

1st year salary

2nd year salary

NQ salary

Addleshaw Goddard

£40,000 (London); £27,500 (North)

£43,000 (London); £29,500 (North)

£75,000 (London); £45,000 (North)

Akin Gump

£50,000

£55,000

£148,920

Allen & Overy

£46,500

Undisclosed

£90,000

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

£46,000

£49,000

£90,000

Ashfords

£28,000 (Bristol) £29,000 (Exeter)

£29,000 (Bristol) £30,000 (Exeter)

£42,000 (Bristol) £47,000 (Exeter)

Ashurst

£46,000

£54,000

£84,000

Baker McKenzie

£48,000

£52,000

£90,000

Bates Wells

£36,000

£38,000

£62,000

BDB Pitmans

£36,500 (London); £30,000 (Reading)

£40,000 (London); £32,000 (Reading)

£57,000 (London); £45,000 (Reading)

Bevan Brittan

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Bird & Bird

£40,000

Undisclosed

£71,000

Birketts

£25,500-£28,000

£26,500-£29,000

£40,000-£58,000

Blaser Mills

£27,000

Undisclosed

£40,000

BLM

£26,000

£27,000

£38,000

Boodle Hatfield

£40,000

£42,000

£64,000

BP Collins

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Brabners

£25,000

£26,500

£40,000

Bristows

£39,500

£42,500

£66,000

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

£44,000 (London); £27,000 (Manchester)

£48,000 (London); £30,000 (Manchester)

£78,000 (London); TBC (Manchester)

Burges Salmon

£35,000

£36,000

£50,000

Charles Russell Speechlys

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

£50,000

£55,000

£133,000

Clifford Chance

£48,000

£54,000

£94,500

Clyde & Co

£24,500 (Manchester) £38,000 (London)

£26,500 (Manchester) £40,000 (London)

£68,000 (London)

CMS

£40,250

£44,000

£61,500

Collyer Bristow

£34,000

£36,000

£57,500

Cooley

£50,000

£55,000

£120,000

Covington & Burling

£48,000

£53,000

£120,000

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

£30,125

£31,875

£47,750

Crowell & Moring

£45,000

£45,000

£84,000

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle

£42,000

£46,000

Undisclosed

Davis Polk & Wardwell London

£55,000

£60,000

£135,000

Debevoise & Plimpton

£50,000

£55,000

£134,800

Dechert

£45,000

£50,000

£120,000

Dentons

£37,500

£41,000

£61,500

DLA Piper

£45,000 (London) £28,000 (rest of UK)

£50,000 (London) £31,000 (rest of UK)

£76,000 (London) £44,000 (rest of UK)

Dorsey & Whitney

£43,000

£49,000

£79,000

DWF

£24,000-£38,000

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Eversheds Sutherland

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Farrer & Co

£39,000

£42,500

£65,000

Fladgate

£38,000

£40,000

£64,000

Foot Anstey

£30,000

£32,000

£46,000 (Bristol); £43,500 (outside Bristol)

Fox Williams

£37,000

£39,000

£62,000

Freeths

£25,000 (£33,000 London)

TBC

£40,000 (£52,000 London)

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

£45,000

£51,000

£100,000

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

£45,000

£50,000

£131,000

Gateley PLC

£31,000

£32,750

£51,250

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

£50,000

£55,000

£120,000

Goodwin

£46,000

£50,000

£125,000

Harbottle & Lewis

£37,000

£39,000

£60,000

Herbert Smith Freehills

£45,000

£50,000

£105,000

Hewitsons

£24,000

£24,500

£40,500

HFW

£41,000

Undisclosed

£66,000

Hill Dickinson

£26,000-£37,000

£28,000-£39,000

Up to £59,500

Hodge Jones & Allen

£26,010

£28,050

£35,000

Hogan Lovells

£46,000 (London) £29,000 (Birmingham)

£51,000 ( London) £32,000 (Birmingham)

£90,000 (London) £46,000 (Birmingham)

Howes Percival

£27,000

£28,000

undisclosed

Irwin Mitchell

£32,250

£34,250

£48,250

Jones Day

£52,000

£59,000

£100,000

K&L Gates

£43,000

£48,000

£85,000

Kennedys

£27,500 (regional); £38,500 (London)

£30,500 (regional); £41,000 (London)

Undisclosed

Kingsley Napley

£34,000

£36,000

£58,000

Kirkland & Ellis

£50,000

£55,000

£148,920

Latham & Watkins

£46,000

£50,000

£148,920

Leigh Day

£25,600 (Manchester); £32,000 (London)

£27,600 (Manchester); £34,000 (London)

£33,600 (Manchester); £48,000 (London)

Lewis Silkin

£33,250

£37,188

£54,688

Linklaters

£47,000

£52,500

£90,000

Macfarlanes

£44,000

£49,000

£80,000

Maples Teesdale

£36,668

£38,754

£64,445

Marriott Harrison

£36,000

£38,000

Undisclosed

Mayer Brown

£46,000

£51,000

£90,000

Memery Crystal

£38,000

£40,000

£65,000

Michelmores

£28,000

£29,000

£40,500 (Exeter); £44,000 (Bristol); £60,000 (London)

Mills & Reeve

£27,000

£28,000

£63,000 (London); £43,000 (elsewhere)

Mishcon de Reya

£42,000

£42,000

£72,000

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

£47,000

£52,000

£115,000

Morrison & Foerster (UK)

£46,000

£50,000

£118,000

Muckle

£24,500

£26,500

£37,500

Northridge Law

£38,000

£40,000

£65,000

Norton Rose Fulbright

£48,000

£52,000

£87,500

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

£40,000 (London) £38,000 (Bristol) £43,000 (Reading)

£45,000 (London) £39,250 (Bristol) £45,000 (Reading)

£71,000 (London) £52,000 (Bristol) £54,000 (Reading)

Osborne Clarke

£40,500

£42,125

£61,500

Paul Hastings (Europe)

£50,000

£55,000

£133,000

Penningtons Manches Cooper

£34,000

£36,000

£56,000

Peters & Peters

£34,000

£37,000

£58,250

Pinsent Masons

£27,000-£41,000

£30,000-£44,000

£44,000-£72,500

Reed Smith

£45,000

£49,000

£90,000

Ropes & Gray

£38,000

£39,500

Varies

RPC

£36,500

£38,500

£58,250

Russell-Cooke

£38,000

£39,500

Undisclosed

Shearman & Sterling

£45,000

£50,000

£120,000

Sidley Austin

£50,000

£55,000

£135,500

Simkins

£34,000

£37,000

Undisclosed

Simmons & Simmons

£39,000-£45,000

£40,000-£50,000

£52,000-£79,000

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

£50,000

£55,000

£133,000

Slaughter and May

£45,000

£51,000

£87,000

Squire Patton Boggs

£37,000 (London) £26,000 (elsewhere)

£42,000 (London) £28,000 (elsewhere)

£73,000 (London) £44,000 (elsewhere)

Stephenson Harwood

£43,000

£47,000

£75,000

Stevens & Bolton

£35,000

£36,000

£50,000

Sullivan & Cromwell

£55,000

£60,000

Undisclosed

Taylor Vinters

£31,500

£33,500

£55,000

Taylor Wessing

£40,000

£44,000

£77,000

TLT

£28,500-£39,500 (England)

£30,500-£42,500 (England)

£42,500-£67,000 (England

Travers Smith

£46,500

£52,000

£85,000

Trowers & Hamlins

£37,000 (London); £28,000 (elsewhere)

£40,000 (London); £30,000 (elsewhere)

£68,000 (London); £44,000 (elsewhere)

Vinson & Elkins

£50,000

£55,000

£147,500

Ward Hadaway

£24,000

£26,000

£36,500

Watson Farley & Williams

£43,000

£46,000

£74,000

Wedlake Bell

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Weil Gotshal & Manges

£50,000

£55,000

£130,000

White & Case

£48,000

£53,000

£105,000

Wiggin

£39,000

£42,000

£65,000

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

£50,000

£55,000

£120,000

Wilsons

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Winckworth Sherwood

£36,000

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Winston & Strawn

£48,000

£52,000

Undisclosed

Withers

£38,000

£40,000

£60,000

Womble Bond Dickinson

£38,000 (London) £22,000 - £30,000 (elsewhere)

£40,000 (London) £24,000 - £32,000 (elsewhere)

Undisclosed