Law firm benchmarking

For almost 60 years, the PwC Law Firm Services Group has provided premier law firms with comprehensive benchmarking information on a broad range of management topics that confront law firm leaders.

Participation in our benchmarking program can allow your firm to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of its position in the market.
  • Identify potential opportunities to improve profitability.
  • Make better informed strategic decisions.

PwC produces two distinct Survey offerings - the Billing Rate & Associate Salary Surveyplus (BRASSplus) and the Law Firm Statistical Survey (LFSS). Benchmarking results from each Survey are organized into Reports targeted to the firm managers responsible for taking action.

Our goal is to present the benchmarking information in a streamlined fashion that will minimize analysis time, reduce possible misinterpretations, and more easily identify opportunities to improve firm performance.

All of our Reports include summary graphical presentations of key metrics designed to highlight the firm's historical competitive position relative to a group of peers.

Survey Products/Reports Available

The Revenue Management Report The Revenue Management Report
Provides a wide range of metrics on the four core areas of revenue management - rates, realization, hours, and leverage.

This Report contains information to better understand directionally where the firm has performed compared to its peers and identify potential opportunities to increase revenue.


NEW in 2015 - Revenue360 Performance Analytics NEW in 2015 - Revenue360 Performance Analytics
This new Dashboard features key metrics from the Revenue Management Report. The desktop application allows multiple users at the Firm to interactively filter between both historical and current year benchmarks across multiple comparison groups, multiple offices and multiple practice groups.


The Talent Management Report The Talent Management Report
Contains metrics focused on retaining a diverse and engaged Attorney workforce. The Report is divided into two distinct parts.

The first section focuses on Associate compensation and benefits; with new information on the path to Partnership, or alternative career paths at the Firm.

The second section focuses on Attorney diversity with benchmarks delineated by gender and race for headcount, utilization levels, turnover, and promotion to partnership. This section also highlights select firmwide diversity initiatives.


The Partner Management Report The Partner Management Report
The second section focuses on Attorney diversity with benchmarks delineated by gender and race for headcount, utilization levels, turnover, and promotion to partnership. This section also highlights select firmwide diversity initiatives.

This Report has been expanded to now include information on Partner Admission Policies – the Partnership paths from both Associates and Lateral hires.


The Finance & Operations Report The Finance & Operations Report
Includes information on many key performance metrics that drive firm profitability such as expense management, administrative staffing levels and compensation, and cash management.

Additional metrics on current "hot topics" are also included.