These are partner compensation ratios for the 111 Am Law 200 firms that chose to provide this information on our most recent Am Law 200 survey. The ratios are expressed as a multiple: Lowenstein’s multiple of 24, for instance, means that its top-paid partner received 24 times the compensation of its lowest-paid partner. Payouts to both equity and nonequity partners were included in the calculations. For Am law 100 firms, the average multiple was 10.88, and the median was 9.45. For Second Hundred firms, the average was 10.46, and the median was 10.00.

Due to incorrect information provided by the firms, an earlier version of this chart listed Dinsmore’s compensation ratio as 2.20, rather than 11.5; Baker Donelson’s as 3.75, rather than 5.90; and Jenner & Block’s as 3.6, rather than 18.5. The average compensation spread for Second Hundred firms listed in the introduction has been changed from 10.3 to reflect the change.