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

C$31,867 - C$61,212
C$32K
C$45K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$44,545
10%
50%
90%
C$14.26 - C$27.51
C$14
C$19
C$28
MEDIAN: C$18.58
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$61K
Salary C$31,867 - C$61,212
Bonus C$98.25 - C$3,067
Profit Sharing C$493.16 - C$15,893
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$31,103 - C$61,446
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,144
Hourly Data C$0C$46
Hourly Rate C$14.26 - C$27.51
Overtime C$13.75 - C$46.03
Annual Data C$0C$61K
Bonus C$98.25 - C$3,067
Profit Sharing C$493.16 - C$15,893
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$31,103 - C$61,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 583

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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 C$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 C$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 C$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 C$58,000 based on 397 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$43,603

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

Legal Assistant in Winnipeg:
Pros: The people.
Cons: The stress my boss places to us.

Legal Assistant in Brampton:
"Have not filled potential position yet."
Pros: Highly motivated in a legal firm environment.
Cons:

Legal Assistant in Toronto:
Pros: My boss is pretty accommodating and always corrects me when I make mistake.
Cons: I feel im way underpayed for my profession.

Legal Assistant in Vaughan:
"Good job."
Pros: People I work with are extremely knowledgable.
Cons: Area of practice is limited to solely personal injury.

Legal Assistant in Vancouver:
Pros: The people for the most part and it is close to home.
Cons: Cannot move up.

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 Owen Sound:
Pros: Day job, good people, constant learning, busy.
Cons: Sitting, repetitive, menial tasks.

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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 535 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲33%

▲21%

▲7%

National Average
C$44,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 535 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 27%
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