Attorneys earn the highest median pay at $135K annually, followed by Assistant Attorney Generals (approximately $75K) and Legal Secretaries ($32K).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $50K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $31K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Office of the Attorney General employees (42 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $70K per year on average.
Across Office of the Attorney General's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $135K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers earn $73K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Paralegal Certificate Holders with credentials; these people earn approximately $37K annually on average. Office of the Attorney General provides the highest financial reward to those with a law degree — these employees rake in $88K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Customer Relationship Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $63K annually. Microsoft Word is a popular skill among Office of the Attorney General workers, with nearly one in seven of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Document Preparation, Legal Research, and Drafting Correspondence as well.
Benefits and Perks
Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. The company allows just over a half of workers to take paid time off for vacation, but only one-half of workers get paid sick leave. At Office of the Attorney General, a fair number of survey participants have health insurance, and a fair number of respondents have dental coverage. Some other perks are defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and life insurance.