Legal Assistant in Milwaukee Salary

The average wage for a Legal Assistant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is $15.01 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Filing Court Documents, Case Management, Drafting Correspondence, Scheduling, and Customer Service.

$27,960 - $57,491
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $47,881
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$11.29 - $22.67
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MEDIAN: $15.10
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Salary
$27,960 - $57,491  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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$24,335 - $55,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.29 - $22.67  
   
Overtime
$26.25  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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$24,335 - $55,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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About Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
600,154
Male:
286,315 (47.7%)
Female:
313,839 (52.3%)
Milwaukee (/mɪlˈwɔːkiː/, /ˈmwɔːki/) is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. The county seat of Milwaukee County, it is on Lake Michigan's western shore. According to the 2010 census, Milwaukee has a population of 594,833. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area with a population of 2,043,904 as of an official 2014 estimate. The first Europeans to pass through the area were French Catholic missionaries and fur traders. In 1818, the French Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846 Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee. Large numbers of German immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s, with Poles and other immigrants arriving in the following decades. Known for its brewing traditions, major new additions to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the...
Milwaukee:
$37,495
Wisconsin:
$55,638
$802
Milwaukee:
$114,000
Wisconsin:
$168,300
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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 $31,000 based on 16 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 $34,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 8 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 $54,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲51%

Experienced
▲30%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Filing Court Documents
▲35%

Case Management
▲30%

Drafting Correspondence
▲28%

Scheduling
▲28%

Customer Service
▲27%

Microsoft Word
▲18%


Typing
▲12%

Microsoft Office
▲11%

National Average
$36,000

Word Processing
▼2%

Filing
▼4%

Document Management
▼10%

Client Interaction
▼10%

Organizing
▼11%

Office Administration
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 21%
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