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Average Salary for Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp Employees

The median salary at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp is $66K per year. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though your experience level and your city are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp typically pays:
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Employer: Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Paralegal (6)
$30,167 - $71,975  
[-]Paralegal (6)
Salary$32,064 - $70,329  
Bonus$7.26 - $1,367  
Total Pay$30,167 - $71,975  
[+]Associate Attorney (5)
$63,306 - $169,483  
[+]Associate Attorney (5)
Salary$63,335 - $158,361  
Total Pay$63,306 - $169,483  
[+]Legal Secretary (4)
$34,039 - $86,449  
[+]Legal Secretary (4)
Salary$40,124 - $84,700  
Total Pay$34,039 - $86,449  
[+]Legal Assistant (2)
$27,877 - $52,263  
[+]Legal Assistant (2)
Salary$28,847 - $53,959  
Total Pay$27,877 - $52,263  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Associate Attorneys earn the highest median pay at about $88K annually, followed by Legal Secretaries ($68K), Paralegals (around $49K), and Legal Assistants ($36K).

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $100K per year. The largest slice of the Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp workforce (32 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $61K annually.


Residents of Albany, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $93K per year; other top-paying cities include White Plains, N.Y. ($64K) and Chicago, Ill. ($59K). By state, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is $64K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make around $95K per year. On average, salaries rise to approximately $90K annually for accredited American Bar Association Certifieds. At Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp, employees who hold a Juris Doctor (JD), Law receive the highest salaries at $125K.


In this position, it pays to have Complex Litigation Case Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $95K per year. Litigation Case Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Legal Research, Document Preparation, and Client Interaction.

Benefits and Perks

The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Paid vacation days are a given for a majority of respondents, but Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp rewards only two-fifths of employees with paid sick leave. Almost all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for the vast majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Perks also include life insurance, free drinks, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

Key Stats for Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp


61 %
39 %
$35,235 - $69,395
$76,122 - $110,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
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