Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistant Salary

The average Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $15.52 per hour. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants is high. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$28,822 - $51,970
$29K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,073
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$11.65 - $23.21
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,822 - $51,970  
   
Bonus
$302.70 - $3,893  
Profit Sharing
$1,710  
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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$25,337 - $51,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $23.21  
   
Overtime
$19.62 - $35.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$302.70 - $3,893  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,710  
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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$25,337 - $51,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,409

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+22 percent), New York (+15 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Denver (+9 percent). Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants in Columbus bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (18 percent less) and Houston (13 percent less).

Legal Administrative Assistant Advice

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

Legal Administrative Assistant in Calabasas:
"Be able to work in stressful work environment."
Be knowledgeable and flexible and be able to handle last minute and stressful situations.

Key Stats for Legal Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Legal Administrative Assistant Salaries

Billing
▲3%


Scheduling
▼0%

Filing Court Documents
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Office Administration
▼1%

▼2%


Data Entry
▼3%

Filing
▼4%

Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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