The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant in New York, New York is $40,785.
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Job Description for Legal Assistant
A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through th…Read more
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant
Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Client Interaction, Office Administration, Scheduling and Document Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant
An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,130 based on 170 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,110 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,057 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,911.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 13.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (15.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.3% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.0% less).
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