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Graduating Law Students - Salary and Benefits

Graduating law students are currently paid $62,038. Following admission to the New York State Bar and one year of legal experience, there is a raise. Judicial law clerks are given salary credit for their clerkship years.

Benefits offered to Law Department attorneys include:

  • 18 days of annual leave
  • 10 days of sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Pre-tax health and dependent care spending programs
  • Pre-tax "Transit Chek" programs
  • Deferred compensation 401K plan
  • Deferred compensation 457 plan
  • Health club reimbursement
  • Domestic partnership benefits
  • New York City Employees Retirement System Pension
Get a full description of benefits
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