Legal Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

A Legal Administrative Assistant earns an average salary of $46,786 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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$30,559 - $66,070
(Median)
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47K
57K
66K
MEDIAN: $46,786
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Legal Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$11.67 - $29.11
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,559 - $66,070  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,931  
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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$27,636 - $65,615  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 406
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $29.11  
   
Overtime
$17.73 - $48.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,931  
   
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).
)
$27,636 - $65,615  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 406
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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 43%
Chicago
up arrow 40%
Houston
up arrow 40%
Boston
up arrow 24%
Philadelphia
up arrow 22%
Los Angeles
up arrow 19%
St. Louis
up arrow 10%
Washington
up arrow 5%
Denver
up arrow 2%
Kansas City
0%
National Average
$44,000
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Raleigh
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Dallas
up arrow 22%
Tampa
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Experience Affects Legal Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Legal Administrative Assistant Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 27%
Billing
up arrow 10%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 7%
Transcription
up arrow 2%
Scheduling
0%
National Average
$44,000
Document Preparation
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Typing
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Filing Court Documents
up arrow 4%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 6%
Travel Planning
up arrow 7%
Office Administration
up arrow 10%
Customer Service
up arrow 23%
Client Interaction
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 18%
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