Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

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strawboy1230
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Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby strawboy1230 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:00 am

I know this forum's mostly for 1L-3L posters, but i'm trying to get an idea of the general base payrate at nyc biglaw firms' base salaries for entry level paralegals. From posts in the past that I've read it seems to be $40k base. Is this still true? Especially given the economy in the past few years? Has it gone up or down? Any ppl who've been recently hired and willing to share their base salary?

Thanks

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Re: Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:55 pm

This didn't need to be anon.

strawboy1230
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Re: Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby strawboy1230 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:03 pm

So i understand if people on this forum look down upon people who work as paralegals before law school, but I'm sure that there are still people who have worked. And judging by the 80 something views that this thread's gotten, people are just interested, but not interested enough to reply?

seriously?

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Re: Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:04 pm

strawboy1230 wrote:So i understand if people on this forum look down upon people who work as paralegals before law school, but I'm sure that there are still people who have worked. And judging by the 80 something views that this thread's gotten, people are just interested, but not interested enough to reply?

seriously?


what? chill out. PM paratactical

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Re: Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:07 pm

strawboy1230 wrote:So i understand if people on this forum look down upon people who work as paralegals before law school, but I'm sure that there are still people who have worked. And judging by the 80 something views that this thread's gotten, people are just interested, but not interested enough to reply?

seriously?


Most people on TLS don't know the answer to your question.

tipler4213
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Re: Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:09 pm

All I know is I got offered a NYC paralegal position with the DA's office at 36k out of ungergrad. So, I think you can assume BigLaw is a bit north of that.

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Re: Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby A'nold » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:11 pm

Just b/c we clicked on this thread doesn't mean we know anything about what you are asking. I clicked on it just to hear the number out of curiosity.

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Re: Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby SMA22 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:12 pm

An entry-level paralegal, or a project assistant? Project assistants can start for even less. High 30s/Low 40s is about right, I believe. Paralegal salaries tend to start low and go up quickly with experience.

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Re: Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby deathviaboredom » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:13 pm

Sigh.
Last edited by deathviaboredom on Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Current base pay for nyc biglaw paralegal

Postby strawboy1230 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:51 pm

sorry for the brief bitter rant.

just thought that there would be more people who were knowledgeable about paralegaling given how much i've read about it on this forum.




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