Fresh out of school, with no real experience, a lawyer can earn $28,000 if he can land a job with a leading New York City law frim, according to a survery in this month's issue of Student Lawyer.

But if the young lawyer gets a job with a small, less prestigious firm in many cities - including Dallas, Denver, Houston and San Diego - he will warn $11,000.

According to the survey, leading law firms in the District of Columbia pay the second-highest starting salaries lawyers by Washington firms were listed as $14,000, $1,000 higher than the low salaries paid by smaller New York firms.

Lawyers by Washington firms were listed as $14,000, $1,000 higher than the olw salaries paid by smaller New York firms.

Following is a list of high and low salaries paid starting lawyers by major American cities, as reported by Student Lawyer.

Atlanta - $12,500 to $19,500.

Boston - $12,500 to $20,000.

Chicago - $12,000 to $23,000.

Cincinnati - $12,000 to $17,500.

Dallas - $11,000 to $20,000.

Denver - $11,000 to $16,500.

Detroit - $12,000 to $19,500

Honolulu - $14,000 to $18,5000.

Houston - $11,000 to $24,000.

Kanasas City - $12,000 to $18,000.

Los Angeles - $12,500.

Memphis - $11,500 to $17,000.

Milami - $12,000 to $17,500.

Milwankee - $11,000 to $20,000.

Minneapolis - $12,000 to $18,000.

New York - $13,000 to $28,000.

Phoenix - $11,000 to $18,500.

Philadelphia - $12,000 to $20,000.

St. Louis - $11,500 to $19,000.

San Diego - $11,000 to $18,500.

San Franciso - $12,000 to $20,000.

Toledo - $12,500 to $18,00.

Washington - $14,000 to $25,000.