Average Legal Assistant Salary in New York, New York

$48,692
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,016
Bonus
$3,600
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The average salary for a Legal Assistant in New York, New York is $48,692.
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MEDIAN $48,692
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Salary
$35k - $78k
Bonus
$99 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$31k - $73k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

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Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents, 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 $40,591 based on 118 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,760 based on 174 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,591 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,211 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,512.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 9.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (5.1% more) and Portland, Oregon (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (14.5% less), Dallas, Texas (6.2% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 473 survey responses.
Entry Level
24.9%
Early Career
36.8%
Mid Career
12.1%
Experienced
15.2%
Late Career
11.0%