Entry-Level Legal Assistant Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant is C$37,310 per year.

C$28,861 - C$46,567
(Median)
C$29K
C$37K
C$47K
MEDIAN: C$37,310
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C$12.20 - C$21.84
(Median)
C$12
C$16
C$22
MEDIAN: C$16.00
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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$16KC$32KC$48K
Salary
C$28,861 - C$46,567  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$1,970  
Profit Sharing
C$800  
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$27,734 - C$46,969  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,010
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$13C$26C$39
Hourly Rate
C$12.20 - C$21.84  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.00  
Overtime
C$10.90 - C$36.69  
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$26KC$52KC$78K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$1,970  
   
Commission
C$1,000  
Profit Sharing
C$800  
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$27,734 - C$46,969  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 736
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National Average: C$36,593

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Legal Assistant Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Legal Document Review
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Filing Court Documents
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Organizing
0%

National Average
C$37,000

Document Preparation
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Drafting Correspondence
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Microsoft Word
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Administration
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Legal Research
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Typing
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Office Administration
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Filing
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Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 531 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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