Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Salary in New York, New York

$43,920
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$992
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in New York, New York is $43,920.
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$33k
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$44k
90%
$54k
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$33k - $54k
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$30k - $55k

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction and Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,205 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,215 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,608 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,280.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 3.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (15.3% less), Dallas, Texas (12.3% less) and Houston, Texas (6.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 98 survey responses.
Entry Level
21.4%
Mid Career
22.4%
Experienced
30.6%
Late Career
25.5%