Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Salary and Benefits |

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Salary & Benefits

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Wilmington 1st Year Yearly $175,000.00 


  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Profit Sharing
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave

Benefits Package:

Morris, Nichols traditionally has been the leader among Wilmington firms in compensation and benefits. Compensation and benefits for associates include:

First-year associate annual salary $160,000.

The firm typically pays year end bonuses to associates who have been with the firm for at least six months. Associate bonuses are paid at the discretion of the firm.

A 401(k) profit sharing plan that permits employees, upon eligibility date, to make an elective salary deferral to the Firm's 401(k) plan. Associates may make pre-tax contributions up to the maximum allowed by law. The firm also makes contributions on the employee's behalf when they become eligible to receive such contributions under the terms of the plan. Although the level of such contributions is discretionary from year to year, the firm has made contributions of up to 9.5% of compensation in prior years.

Health, life and disability insurance and medical flexible spending plan.

Four weeks vacation.

$5,000 bar study stipend for new, entry-level associates plus bar review course and application fees including required background check.

License fees and dues for the American and Delaware State Bar associations.

Tuition and travel expenses for continuing legal education programs.


Dependent care assistance plan.

Transportation reimbursement benefit plan

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