Associate Attorney in New York Salary

Associate Attorneys in New York take home an average $87K annually. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over two-fifths collect dental insurance. The majority of Associate Attorneys in New York, N.Y. claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,115 - $181,591
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$87K
$180K
MEDIAN: $86,738
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$1,550 - $38,978  
Profit Sharing
$12,500  
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$51,184 - $200,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 224

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About New York, New York

Kings County, New York
8,550,405
Male:
4,081,698 (47.7%)
Female:
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...
New York, NY:
$55,752
New York:
$60,850
$1,317
New York, NY:
$538,300
New York:
$293,500
4.7%

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Attorney

Pay by Experience for an Associate Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 186 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Associate Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 18 salaries. An Associate Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working in New York?

Associate Attorney in New York:
Pros: Easy commute. Competitive salaries. Interesting work.
Cons: Expensive. Big firm employment is incredibly difficult to secure without contacts.

Key Stats for Associate Attorney

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Associate Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

▲34%

▲25%

National Average
$91,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Associate Attorney Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲48%

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲18%



Technical Writing
▲7%


National Average
$91,000

▼1%



Insurance
▼10%


Spanish Language
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 18%