Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $90K per year. The greater proportion of employees (47 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $41K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Associate Attorneys, who earn approximately $72K per year on average, closely trailed by Paralegals (about $52K) and Case Managers ($40K).
Residents of Jacksonville, Fla. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $54K annually; other top-paying cities include Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $45K) and Orlando, Fla. ($38K). Morgan & Morgan workers in Florida earn the most — $45K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers earn $72K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Paralegal is rewarded with median pay of about $53K per year. The best paid folks at Morgan & Morgan have a Bachelor's Degree, earning around $45K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Legal Research in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $69K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Morgan & Morgan is Case Management; just over two-fifths of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Client Interaction, Negotiation, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and a majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well.