A Legal Assistant earns an average salary of £18,085 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Assistant and Client Interaction. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

£13,959 - £26,528
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£18K
£27K
MEDIAN: £18,112
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£6.75 - £15.75
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MEDIAN: £9.20
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£9K£18K£27K
Salary
£13,959 - £26,528  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £1,963  
Total Pay (?
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£14,067 - £26,909  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£9£18£27
Hourly Rate
£6.75 - £15.75  
   
Overtime
£0.00 - £24.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£18K£36K£54K
Bonus
£0.00 - £1,963  
   
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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£14,067 - £26,909  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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 $17,000 based on 203 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 $20,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 36 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 $20,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £18,270

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲19%

Mid-Career
▲11%

▲10%

National Average
₤18,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Legal Assistant
▲26%

Client Interaction
▲13%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲8%

Legal Research
▲2%

National Average
₤18,000



Document Preparation
▼7%

Administration
▼8%

▼9%

Legal Compliance
▼12%

law degree
▼22%

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 70%
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