Associate Attorneys at Law Firms earn the highest median pay at about $88K, followed by Associate Attorneys (approximately $85K), Legal Secretarys ($66K), and Paralegals ($42K).
Median pay is highest in Albany (around $93K per year), followed by New York ($82K), White Plains (around $68K), and Chicago (about $62K). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to $78K annually.
Years of Experience
Average pay is typically approximately $59K for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $76K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $78K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to American Bar Association Certifieds with credentials; these people typically earn approximately $70K annually. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp provides the highest financial reward to those with a Juris Doctor (JD), Law — these employees rake in $125K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Complex Litigation Case Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $80K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Litigation Case Management; a little over a half consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Document Preparation, Legal Research, and Drafting Correspondence.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Paid vacation days are a given for more than half of workers, but Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp rewards only 18 percent with paid sick leave. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp provides health insurance to the greater part of workers, and a strong majority of workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes free drinks, life insurance, supplemental maternity leave, and gym membership.