The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant is C$37,663 per year.

C$29,292 - C$47,759
C$29K
C$38K
C$48K
MEDIAN: C$37,663
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C$12.98 - C$22.66
C$13
C$16
C$23
MEDIAN: C$16.20
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$17KC$34KC$51K
Salary
C$29,292 - C$47,759  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$2,082  
Profit Sharing
C$700  
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$28,839 - C$48,149  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 932
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$12C$24C$36
Hourly Rate
C$12.98 - C$22.66  
   
Overtime
C$17.45 - C$33.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$24KC$48KC$72K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$2,082  
   
Profit Sharing
C$700  
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$28,839 - C$48,149  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 365

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Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: C$36,774

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Legal Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
"Research the Work."
Legal assistant is a fancier way of stating secretary to a lawyer. The job is rarely as interesting as I was led or believed it would be.

Legal Assistant in Toronto:
"Learn "Outside the Box""
Take the "outside the box" approach to your career. Just because something is not "part of your job description" does not mean that you should not learn it. You never know when that bit of information will be useful and employees notice.

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
"Most lawyers are extremely difficult people to work for."
Learn to have a thick skin and always look out for yourself.

Legal Assistant in Newmarket:
"Know what you are worth."
Know what you are worth and never compromise yourself for your career. Always make sure you are productive and fulfilled in your career.

Legal Assistant in Toronto:
"Career Path."
Make sure you come with common sense, school smarts can only take you so far in this industry.

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
Work hard and be conscientious, never say "that's not part of my job description". Going over and above what is expected of you - offer to assist others when you're not busy. Continually learn new programs, software, etc.

Legal Assistant in Toronto:
"Working For A Sole Practitioner Means Taking On Every Task."
Be fluid and be prepared to work hard.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries





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C$37,000


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 29%