Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant Salary in New York, New York

$40,785
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$1,017
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant in New York, New York is $40,785.
10%
$32k
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$41k
90%
$50k
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$32k - $50k
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$30k - $51k

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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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 328 survey responses.
Early Career
51.8%
Mid Career
14.9%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
15.9%