Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Lawyer make in New York City, NY Area?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$125,189 / yrTotal Pay
$107,584 / yrBase Pay
$17,605 / yrAdditional Pay

$125,189

 / yr
$64K$335K
Most Likely Range
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The estimated total pay for a Lawyer is $125,189 per year in the New York City, NY Area area, with an average salary of $107,584 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $17,605 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Attorney in New York City, NY Area

$119,578 /yr
Attorney
$151,204 /yr
Senior Attorney
$146,753 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Lawyer in New York City, NY Area

Some related job titles are Attorney Salaries with median pay of $119,578, General Counsel Salaries with median pay of $188,578, Staff Attorney Salaries with median pay of $125,082, Associate Attorney Salaries with median pay of $124,154.

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Milbank LLP
3.8

Milbank LLP

Lawyer

$307,614

 /yr
Range: $214K - $519K

$214K

$519K

$214,267 - $519,171 Range

LawFirm.com
4.2

$110,535

 /yr
Range: $54K - $363K

$54K

$363K

$53,999 - $362,742 Range

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
4.1

$51K

$292K

$50,653 - $292,039 Range

Legal Aid Society
4.0

$78,803

 /yr
Range: $28K - $112K

$28K

$112K

$27,782 - $111,584 Range

City of New York
3.7

$108,035

 /yr
Range: $78K - $227K

$78K

$227K

$78,447 - $227,001 Range

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
3.9

$106K

$609K

$106,271 - $609,089 Range

McMahon, Martine, & Gallagher, LLP
4.5

$107,194

 /yr
Range: $94K - $131K

$94K

$131K

$93,548 - $130,706 Range

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Law Offices of Eric H. Green and Associates
4.8

$45

$49

$45 - $49 Range

Cleary Gottlieb
4.0

$222,623

 /yr
Range: $199K - $318K

$199K

$318K

$198,963 - $318,041 Range

Jones Day
3.6

Jones Day

Lawyer

$225,240

 /yr
Range: $213K - $340K

$213K

$340K

$213,364 - $340,381 Range

New York City Law Department
3.7

$76K

$104K

$76,340 - $104,388 Range

Sullivan & Cromwell
3.7

$219,206

 /yr
Range: $94K - $395K

$94K

$395K

$93,786 - $395,128 Range

Proskauer Rose
3.8

$312,076

 /yr
Range: $226K - $373K

$226K

$373K

$226,255 - $372,655 Range

Country-Wide Insurance Company
2.4

$79,550

 /yr
Range: $45K - $104K

$45K

$104K

$45,076 - $104,477 Range

Hand, Baldachin & Amburgey

$191,341

 /yr
Range: $186K - $236K

$186K

$236K

$186,035 - $236,457 Range

Cravath Swaine
4.0

$218,355

 /yr
Range: $180K - $231K

$180K

$231K

$180,000 - $230,743 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

$106K

$213K

$106,491 - $212,543 Range

Weil Gotshal
4.2

$237,668

 /yr
Range: $216K - $420K

$216K

$420K

$215,651 - $420,000 Range

Kirkland & Ellis
4.2

$220,693

 /yr
Range: $214K - $250K

$214K

$250K

$213,632 - $250,262 Range

Davis Polk
4.0

$307,634

 /yr
Range: $205K - $430K

$205K

$430K

$204,940 - $429,710 Range

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$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Supervising Attorney with 4 to 6 years of experience

$77,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Attorney with 1 to 3 years of experience

$71,727

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Attorney with less than one year of experience

$165,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Court Attorney with more than 15 years of experience

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$115,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Attorney with more than 15 years of experience

$150,000

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9 days ago by a Field Attorney with more than 15 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Lawyer salaries

The average salary for a Lawyer is $141,512 per year in New York City, NY Area. Salaries estimates are based on 332 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lawyer employees in New York City, NY Area.

The highest salary for a Lawyer in New York City, NY Area is $299,150 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lawyer in New York City, NY Area is $66,942 per year.

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