Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants pull down an average of $15.64 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,192 - $51,576
$28K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,770
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$11.51 - $23.09
$12
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$23
MEDIAN: $15.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,192 - $51,576  
   
Bonus
$304.83 - $3,268  
Profit Sharing
$1,710  
Total Pay (?
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$25,219 - $50,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $23.09  
   
Overtime
$19.74 - $35.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$304.83 - $3,268  
   
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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$25,219 - $50,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,447

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants that is 30 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+22 percent), New York (+15 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants in Columbus report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (18 percent lower) and Houston (14 percent lower).

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 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
12%
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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%


▼3%

Data Entry
▼3%

Filing
▼4%

Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 31%
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