Salary Survey

Golden Gate Chapter’s 2018 Bay Area Salary and Benefits Survey is coming soon!  You will get a chance to pre-order at the end of June with the survey opening on July 2nd.

Data collection has closed for the 2017 survey.  Results were released in September of 2017.  You may still purchase the results by contacting Ceanne HerndonSurvey Chair.


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, 1-10, 11-25, 26-75, 76-150 and 151+.

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.  

Over 77 law firms, representing 100 offices in the Bay Area participated in the survey in 2017.