Associate Attorneys are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $88K per year on average; Legal Secretaries are next on the list, bringing in close to $69K, followed by Paralegals earning approximately $49K and Legal Assistants making about $36K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($93K annually) can be spotted in Albany, N.Y.; New York, N.Y. ($80K), San Francisco, Calif. ($71K), and White Plains, N.Y. (about $64K) are the next top-paying cities. At $52K, Chicago, Ill. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp workers in California earn the most — $71K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $96K annually. The largest slice of the Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp workforce (35 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $61K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $81K annually. American Bar Association Certifieds with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $76K per year. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp compensates Juris Doctor (JD), Law-holders the most at approximately $125K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Complex Litigation Case Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $95K per year. Litigation Case Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just over two-fifths of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Document Preparation, Legal Research, and Client Interaction.
Benefits and Perks
Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp, including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Benefits include paid time off, but Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp hands out more vacation days than sick days; the larger part of employees report receiving the former, but only 23 percent report receiving the latter. For nearly all workers, benefits include health insurance, and nearly all survey participants get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman,&Dicker Llp are life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, day care, and free drinks.