The average salary for a Legal Assistant in Newark, New Jersey is $54,495 per year.

$31,000 - $68,986
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$69K
MEDIAN: $54,495
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,000 - $68,986  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,410 - $83,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$28.43  
   
Overtime
$35.25  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,410 - $83,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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About Newark, New Jersey

Essex County, New Jersey
281,913
Male:
138,040 (49.0%)
Female:
143,873 (51.0%)
Newark (/ˈnuː.ərk/ or also locally /nʊərk/) is the largest city (by population) in the U.S. state of New Jersey, and the county seat of Essex County. One of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 277,140 in 2010, making it the nation's 67th most-populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000. For 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 281,944, an increase of 1.7% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 70th largest in the nation. Newark is the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area, located approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of lower Manhattan. Settled in 1666 by Puritans from New Haven Colony, Newark is one of the oldest European cities in the United States. Its location at the mouth of the Passaic River (where it flows into Newark Bay), has made the city's...
Newark:
$30,966
New Jersey:
$72,222
$978
Newark:
$235,700
New Jersey:
$322,600
9.3%

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Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 7%

Document Preparation
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 23%

Office Administration
up arrow 26%

Document Management
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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