Residents of Hartford, Conn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $120K per year; other top-paying cities include Phoenix, Ariz. ($62K) and Austin, Texas ($30K). The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at approximately $135K annually.
Attorneys rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $120K per year; Assistant Attorney Generals come in second with median earnings amounting to around $95K, and Legal Secretaries rank near the top as well ($32K).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $30K annually. Average pay is around $55K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Office of the Attorney General folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $85K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make $83K per year. On average, salaries rise to about $37K annually for accredited Paralegal Certificate Holders. Those with a law degree at Office of the Attorney General come out on top, and their salaries approach $100K per year.
When it comes to skills, Customer Relationship Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $63K annually. Folks here also tend to know Drafting Correspondence; on the survey, nearly one in eight of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Litigation Case Management, Microsoft Word, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, half of employees report receiving the former, whereas a majority of workers report receiving the latter. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of employees and dental coverage for a fair number of respondents. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and 401(a).