An Entry-Level Legal Assistant earns an average wage of $14.29 per hour.

$25,322 - $48,363
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,495
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$10.23 - $19.34
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,322 - $48,363  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,715  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $4,872  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$22,878 - $44,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $19.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$15.46 - $32.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,715  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $4,872  
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).
)
$22,878 - $44,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,498

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,798

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Legal Assistant Advice

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

Legal Assistant in Severna Park:
"Employer doesn't give annual pay raises."
Negotiate minimal annual pay raises up front. Clarify duties up front.

Legal Assistant in Lynchburg:
"Learn as much as you can on each job."
Pay attention to details. Don't be afraid to ask questions, that's how you learn.

Legal Assistant in Wabash:
"Things a student never thinks of."
As a Legal Assistant, questions must be asked. Take good notes and be ready for challenges.

Legal Assistant in Austin:
"Walking the Plank."
Always pay attention to the details. Be prepared to be thrown some curve balls and learn as quickly as you can. Always have a notepad with you. Learn from your job and enjoy it.

Legal Assistant in Marion:
"Document everything."
Document every phone call, task, conversation. Document everything time and date.

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Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Case Management
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Legal Research
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Document Preparation
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Document Management
0%

Drafting Correspondence
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$32,000

Filing Court Documents
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Client Interaction
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Office Administration
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Scheduling
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Filing
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Organizing
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Typing
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 570 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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