Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

A Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earns an average wage of $17.28 per hour. A skill in Transcription is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,714 - $70,673
$34K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,923
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$12.83 - $25.77
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.38
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,714 - $70,673  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
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$28,014 - $66,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $25.77  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $32.99  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,068  
   
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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$28,014 - $66,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1,567,442
Male:
741,270 (47.3%)
Female:
826,172 (52.7%)
Philadelphia (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States, with an estimated population in 2014 of 1,560,297. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, a metropolitan area home to 7.2 million people and the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals in the Revolutionary War, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center...
Philadelphia:
$41,233
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$952
Philadelphia:
$150,700
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
6.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 17 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲34%

▲33%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Transcription
▲25%


Litigation Case Management
▲1%

National Average
$44,000


Drafting Correspondence
▼1%

Client Interaction
▼1%

Typing
▼2%

Case Management
▼4%


Microsoft Office
▼4%

Office Administration
▼4%

Document Management
▼11%

▼14%

Scheduling
▼18%

Legal Research
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 19%
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