Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically approximately $49K. A typical employee has 20 years or more of experience and earns $133K per year.
Across its U.S. offices, the state of Virginia pays Federal Public Defenders the most — around $133K annually on average.
Earning about $82K on average, Private Detective or Investigators receive the most money, followed by Legal Secretarys ($49K).
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make $154K. The best paid folks at Federal Public Defenders have a law degree, earning approximately $154K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Document Preparation; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $49K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Filing Court Documents; a majority consider it a key competency.
Benefits and Perks
Tending toward generosity, Federal Public Defenders provides paid vacation to the vast majority of workers and sick leave to a majority of workers. Federal Public Defenders helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. For almost all employees, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Federal Public Defenders are a company cell phone and life insurance.