Years of Experience
When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (78 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $86K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Trial Attorneys — their earnings average about $140K annually. Attorneys are a close second at approximately $119K along with Paralegals ($63K).
Certifications and Degrees
Notary Publics receive bigger paychecks ($63K per year) than those without credentials. Federal Public Defenders compensates B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA)-holders the most at around $140K annually.
Employees who count Litigation Case Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $111K per year. Legal Research also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the greater part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Cisco Networking, Network Management / Administration, and Case Management.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and roughly one-half use it to save for retirement. For a large number of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and just over two-fifths of workers get dental coverage, too.