A Legal Assistant earns an average salary of C$44,308 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$31,452 - C$60,713
C$31K
C$44K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$44,308
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C$13.79 - C$27.36
C$14
C$18
C$27
MEDIAN: C$18.29
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$21KC$42KC$63K
Salary
C$31,452 - C$60,713  
   
Bonus
C$99.77 - C$3,068  
Profit Sharing
C$1,248  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$30,730 - C$60,938  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,998
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$17C$34C$51
Hourly Rate
C$13.79 - C$27.36  
   
Overtime
C$18.71 - C$48.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$99.77 - C$3,068  
   
Profit Sharing
C$1,248  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$30,730 - C$60,938  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 547

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 1,297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 691 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 578 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 397 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$43,276

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Legal Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Legal Assistant?

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
"Legal Assistant Daily Existence."
Pros: Meeting people and helping them with their legal issues, providing day to day support to my lawyer, learning and developing with the position, diversity and difficulty.
Cons: Having to support more than one lawyer, having expectations to complete more than an average work load and meet limitation dates, stress, unobtainable expectations.

Legal Assistant in Winnipeg:
"Not Worth It."
Pros: I enjoy most of the work. After 28 years in the Canadian Forces it is quite different from what I am used to and, for the most part, fairly interesting.
Cons: I have never worked so hard for so little in my entire life. We are expected to work overtime without being compensated and we are not given credit for the hard work that is done. The pay is minuscule compared to what is expected and the general work atmosphere is almost oppressive.

Legal Assistant in Brampton:
"Office Conditions, Reception, Real Estate Closing"
Pros: The opportunity to learn about real estate closing. Handling different situations and people.
Cons: Stress level, pressure, bad temperament of clients.

Legal Assistant in Hamilton:
"Lawyers"
Pros: The lawyer I work for is very nice and helps with anything you need help with. He always pays for any over time hours you would like to work.
Cons: It's stressful sometimes as in Real Estate Law there are deadlines for purchase/sale transactions and also lawyers need their work done a.s.a.p.

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
"Stress Level"
Pros: Constantly learning new things, there are people around willing and able to help, steady pay cheque, new tasks on a day to day basis.
Cons: The hours are inconsistent, expected to clear dishes off my bosses desk, she takes her other frustrations out on me.

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 452 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲34%

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
C$43,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 452 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 27%
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