A Legal Administrative Assistant earns an average salary of $47,678 per year. A skill in Typing 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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$30,376 - $66,819
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48K
57K
67K
MEDIAN: $47,678
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Legal Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$12.02 - $27.35
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,376 - $66,819  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$27,567 - $65,445  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $27.35  
   
Overtime
$17.18 - $45.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$27,567 - $65,445  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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
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Houston
up arrow 40%
Chicago
up arrow 29%
Boston
up arrow 24%
Los Angeles
up arrow 24%
Minneapolis
up arrow 18%
Denver
up arrow 10%
St. Louis
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National Average
$44,000
Washington
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Legal Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Legal Administrative Assistant Salaries

Typing
up arrow 10%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 7%
National Average
$44,000
Scheduling
up arrow 3%
Filing Court Documents
up arrow 4%
Client Interaction
up arrow 32%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 46 votes.
Gender
Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 19%
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