Years of Experience
When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (75 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $76K per year on average.
Attorneys earn the highest median pay at about $119K annually, followed by Paralegals ($63K) per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Cisco Certified Network Associate certainly has its perks — salaries approach $67K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The best paid folks at Federal Public Defenders have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning approximately $97K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Litigation Case Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $111K annually. Legal Research is regularly seen around here; the larger part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Spanish Language, Case Management, and Client Interaction.
Benefits and Perks
A fair number of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A fair number of survey participants can count on health insurance, and one-half have dental coverage as a benefit.