Legal Assistant Salary (Canada)

A Legal Assistant earns an average salary of C$42,096 per year.
Legal Assistant Total Pay (?
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C$30,495 - C$58,200
(Median)
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58K
MEDIAN: C$42,095
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Legal Assistant Total Pay (?
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C$12.55 - C$25.80
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MEDIAN: C$17.00
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National Salary Data

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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Salary
C$30,495 - C$58,200  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$2,066  
Profit Sharing
C$257.61 - C$7,708  
Commission
C$0.00 - C$2,000  
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$29,727 - C$58,125  
PayScale
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,015
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$16C$32C$48
Hourly Rate
C$12.55 - C$25.80  
   
Overtime
C$14.19 - C$47.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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C$0C$32KC$64KC$96K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$2,066  
   
Commission
C$0.00 - C$2,000  
Profit Sharing
C$257.61 - C$7,708  
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$29,727 - C$58,125  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,015
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Legal Assistant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

National Average
C$42,000

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Document Preparation
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Organizing
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Scheduling
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Drafting Correspondence
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Microsoft Office
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Filing Court Documents
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Typing
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National Average
C$42,000
Office Administration
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Client Interaction
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Administration
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Filing
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Real Estate
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Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 733 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%
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