Nearing the top of the pay scale are Attorneys, Assistant Attorney Generals, and Legal Secretaries; while the first receives the highest median pay at $135K per year, the other salaries come in at approximately $75K and about $32K, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $31K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $50K per year. The largest slice of the Office of the Attorney General workforce (40 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $70K annually.
Across Office of the Attorney General's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home around $135K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $73K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Paralegal Certificate Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $37K per year. At Office of the Attorney General, employees who hold a law degree receive the highest salaries at $88K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Customer Relationship Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $63K annually. Drafting Correspondence is a popular skill in the Office of the Attorney General workforce; about one in seven of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Key skills also include Office Administration, Microsoft Word, and Document Preparation.
Benefits and Perks
Office of the Attorney General helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, half of employees report receiving the former, whereas slightly more than half of workers report receiving the latter. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and life insurance.