Pay for Associate Attorneys in New York, N.Y. sits in the ballpark of $86K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a little less than one-half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of New York Associate Attorneys are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$51,364 - $181,390
MEDIAN: $86,209

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About New York, New York

Kings County, New York
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4,468,707 (52.3%)
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. With a U.S. Census Bureau-estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated...
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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Attorney

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Associate Attorneys in New York, N.Y. generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $82K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $122K. New York Associate Attorneys bring in $125K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $149K.

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Experience Affects Associate Attorney Salaries

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Skills That Affect Associate Attorney Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 43%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 21%

Technical Writing
up arrow 7%

Complex Litigation Case Management

National Average

Legal Research
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up arrow 8%

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Legal Document Review
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.


39 %
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 18%