Entry-Level Legal Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Legal Assistant earns an average wage of $14.45 per hour.

$25,387 - $48,757
$25K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,488
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$10.31 - $19.61
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,387 - $48,757  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,932  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $5,081  
Commission
$2,440  
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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$23,048 - $45,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,495
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $19.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$15.87 - $33.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,932  
   
Commission
$2,440  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $5,081  
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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$23,048 - $45,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,477

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National Average: $31,948

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Legal Assistant Advice

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

Legal Assistant in Seattle:
"Learning."
You can learn every day on the job, even if you have been at it for years, you never stop learning.

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.

Legal Assistant in Las Vegas:
Be prepared to work hard. Also, get tough skin since attorneys are very straight forward. At times it can be intimidating.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 583 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries




Drafting Correspondence
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$32,000




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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 583 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 45%