Compensation and Advancement

Associate compensation at Dykema includes salary, bonus eligibility and benefits. Salaries and bonuses are merit-based and determined annually. During the review process each associate's work is evaluated, as well as their professional development and long-term prospects with the Firm. These evaluations, along with each associate's self-evaluation, are carefully analyzed by the Professional Personnel Committee, and they provide the basis for awarding bonuses and setting compensation. Each associate then participates in a formal interview, that, based on review results, provides every associate a realistic, constructive assessment of his or her strengths and weaknesses, suggestions for improvement and guidance on progress toward membership. To learn more about Professional Development at Dykema, click here.

Our benefit programs encompass both traditional employer offerings and more contemporary options which focus on wellness, growth and community. A full cafeteria plan provides a variety of benefit choices including health, dental, life and vision plans. Our Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement programs offer significant tax-saving opportunities. The following benefits are also available to Dykema associates:

  • Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional personal accident and supplemental disability
  • 401(k) plan
  • Performance bonus
  • Productivity bonus
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Bar review course and bar admission expenses
  • Technology allowance and stipend
  • Paid time off (vacation, bereavement, jury duty and military service leaves)
  • Creditable time for approved Pro Bono and Practice Development

We’ve built in options to help our employees cope with the many demands of today’s busy lifestyles, including:

  • Business casual dress
  • Alternative work schedules
  • Parental Leave policy
  • Career development including:
    • Advisors Mentoring program
    • CLE opportunities
    • Practice Group training sessions
    • Professional Development Programs
    • Ongoing technology training
    • Seminars covering eldercare, parenting, financial planning, stress and time management
  • Elected Associates' Committee
  • Pro Bono and community service programs
  • Employee assistance plan for employees and their family members
  • Relationships with banks, retail stores, auto dealers, etc. for discounted products and services
  • Firm-sponsored social events