Associate Attorneys earn the highest median pay at approximately $90K per year, followed by Legal Secretaries ($72K), Paralegals ($49K), and Accounts Payable Clerks ($42K). Among the lower-paid positions at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp are Legal Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches around $39K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $80K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; White Plains, N.Y. (around $55K), Chicago, Ill. ($45K), and New York, N.Y. (about $43K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Milwaukee, Wisc. — at $42K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — $90K per year on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $60K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $47K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $90K annually for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. American Bar Association Certifieds also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $71K per year. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) — these employees rake in $62K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Scheduling; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $70K per year. Document Preparation is a popular skill in the Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp workforce; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers are also familiar with Litigation Case Management, Microsoft Office, and Document Management.
Benefits and Perks
Slightly more than half of workers report receiving paid vacation days, but only one in four survey participants are paid for sick leave. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. A large number of employees report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp folks also make good use of life insurance, day care, supplemental maternity leave, and a defined benefit retirement plan.