Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence Skills Salary in New York, New York

$41,653
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$506
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills in New York, New York is $41,653.
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$32k
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$42k
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$54k
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$32k - $54k
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $39,883 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,757 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,777 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,339.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (9.3% more) and Portland, Oregon (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (23.2% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 49 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.4%
Mid Career
32.7%
Experienced
18.4%
Late Career
28.6%