Legal Assistant Salary

A Legal Assistant earns an average salary of C$43,535 per year.

C$30,723 - C$60,081
(Median)
C$31K
C$44K
C$60K
MEDIAN: C$43,535
10%
50%
90%

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C$12.88 - C$27.00
(Median)
C$13
C$18
C$27
MEDIAN: C$18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$21KC$42KC$63K
Salary
C$30,723 - C$60,081  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$2,132  
Profit Sharing
C$489.36 - C$5,034  
Commission
C$1,000  
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$30,073 - C$60,272  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$16C$32C$48
Hourly Rate
C$12.88 - C$27.00  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.00  
Overtime
C$15.24 - C$47.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$32KC$64KC$96K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$2,132  
   
Commission
C$1,000  
Profit Sharing
C$489.36 - C$5,034  
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).
)
C$30,073 - C$60,272  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,144
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National Average: C$42,723

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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$43,000


Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Organizing
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Drafting Correspondence
0%

National Average
C$43,000

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Administration
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Office Administration
up arrow 4%

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1079 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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