Average Mid-Career Legal Assistant Salary in New York, New York

$49,409
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$2,035
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant in New York, New York is $49,409.
10%
$37k
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$49k
90%
$71k
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$37k - $71k
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$100 - $7k
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$35k - $72k

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence and Document Preparation.

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 $40,785 based on 53 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,803 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,250 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,911.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 13.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (13.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.9% less) and Houston, Texas (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 329 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.1%
Early Career
52.3%
Experienced
16.7%
Late Career
14.9%