Legal Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

A Legal Administrative Assistant earns an average salary of $47,674 per year. A skill in Litigation Case Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Legal Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$30,544 - $66,623
(Median)
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67K
MEDIAN: $47,674
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Legal Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$11.80 - $29.29
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,544 - $66,623  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $3,052  
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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$27,875 - $66,085  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $29.29  
   
Overtime
$17.59 - $46.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $3,052  
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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$27,875 - $66,085  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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Job Description for Legal Administrative Assistant
A legal administrative assistant works with lawyers and paralegals, providing them with support on research, correspondence, filing, and other essential duties. An administrative assistant in this field needs a solid working knowledge of various legal principles and terms, and they must feel comfortable drafting documents and correspondence related to complicated legal concepts.
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrative Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 67%
Chicago
up arrow 38%
Houston
up arrow 38%
Philadelphia
up arrow 33%
Boston
up arrow 23%
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
St. Louis
up arrow 8%
Washington
up arrow 3%
Denver
up arrow 1%
National Average
$45,000
Raleigh
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
up arrow 5%
Dallas
up arrow 23%
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Experience Affects Legal Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Legal Administrative Assistant Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 25%
Billing
up arrow 8%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 6%
Transcription
up arrow 1%
Document Preparation
0%
Typing
0%
National Average
$45,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Filing Court Documents
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Office Administration
up arrow 3%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 7%
Travel Planning
up arrow 8%
Customer Service
up arrow 24%
Client Interaction
up arrow 32%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 61 votes.
Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
29%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 18%
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