Salary Survey

The Golden Gate Chapter’s 2016 Bay Area Salary and Benefits Survey – Order now – Results Available

Data collection for the 2016 Bay Area Salary and Benefits Survey has concluded and the results are available. Even if your firm did not participate, you may purchase a copy of the results.  The survey results report will be sent via email once payment is received.  Follow the link to order online via credit card:  On-line order or print a form to order by check. Checks should be made payable to the ALA Golden Gate Chapter. Please send the completed order form and check to:

ALA Salary Survey Orders
One South Wacker Drive
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606

 If you have questions regarding ordering the survey, please contact Survey Chair, David Chi.


Since 1989, the Golden Gate chapter has annually produced a local salary and benefits survey.

The survey reports associate and staff salary and benefits information.

Salaries for associate classes are reported by year from current graduates to those with more than 10 years experience.

Position descriptions for management and staff positions are included with salary data.

Benefits information includes paid time off/vacation (broken down by staff, management and attorneys), percent of insurance benefits paid by firm and holidays. 

Results are broken down by number of attorneys in firm, 1-20, 21-50, 51-100, 101-150 and 150+.

Statistics are reported for the entire Bay Area, in addition to separate regional reports for San Francisco, South Bay and East Bay.

Survey data collection is on-line with drop down menus, copy functions and the ability to complete an excel spreadsheet form and import the data.

The survey company of RSM compiles the confidential online information.

Substantial discounts on the purchase price apply for survey participants  Early purchasing offers provide additional discounts. First-time purchasers also receive a discount.  See the Catalog for specific amounts.

Over 100 law firm offices in the Bay Area participated in the survey.