Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence Skills Salary in New York, New York

$39,883
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$1,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills in New York, New York is $39,883.
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$33k
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$40k
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$48k
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$33k - $48k
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$27k - $47k

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Client Interaction and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, 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 $41,653 based on 45 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 25.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (17.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (12.3% less), Washington, District of Columbia (10.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 84 survey responses.
Early Career
53.6%
Mid Career
19.0%
Experienced
10.7%
Late Career
16.7%