Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Salary and Benefits |

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Salary & Benefits


Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Nashville 1st Year Yearly $130,000.00 
Associate Knoxville 1st Year Yearly $120,000.00 
Associate Memphis 1st Year Yearly $120,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $170,000.00 


  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Health Club Membership
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Bass, Berry & Sims is committed to developing our attorneys both professionally and personally. As a part of that commitment, our firm offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a wellness initiatives program.

The current entry level salary for associates is $110,000 per year in our Tennessee offices and $160,000 per year in our Washington, D.C. office. We reimburse for pre-approved relocation and bar-related expenses, and provide an annual stipend of $500 for professional association membership fees.

Other benefits include continuing legal education, medical insurance with the option of a health savings account, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, an employee assistance program, vacation leave, parental leave for primary and non-primary caregivers upon the birth or adoption of a child, and participation in the 401(k) savings plan on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

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