The average pay for a Legal Assistant in Hamilton, Ontario is C$37,702 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Organizing and Typing.

C$30,200 - C$55,909
C$30K
C$39K
C$56K
MEDIAN: C$39,222
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50%
90%

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C$15.00 - C$22.25
C$16
MEDIAN: C$15.97
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Local Salary Data (?
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C$0C$19KC$38KC$57K
Salary
C$30,200 - C$55,909  
   
Bonus
C$199.56 - C$1,409  
Total Pay (?
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C$30,274 - C$56,994  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
C$15.97  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Bonus
C$199.56 - C$1,409  
   
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$30,274 - C$56,994  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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 $32,000 based on 25 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 $38,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 7 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 $50,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲45%

▲30%

▼0%

National Average
C$38,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

▲22%

▲16%


Legal Document Review
▲5%

Accounting
▲5%


Microsoft Word
▲1%

Real Estate
▼0%

National Average
C$38,000

Filing Court Documents
▼2%

Legal Research
▼3%


Scheduling
▼4%


Filing
▼7%

Office Administration
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 34%
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