Legal Assistant in Charlotte, North Carolina Salary

A Legal Assistant in Charlotte, North Carolina earns an average salary of $41,120 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Drafting Correspondence, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Document Preparation, and Filing Court Documents. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$30,733 - $59,573
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$42K
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MEDIAN: $41,870
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$12.59 - $17.75
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MEDIAN: $14.49
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Salary
$30,733 - $59,573  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $4,698  
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$28,865 - $58,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $17.75  
   
Overtime
$22.71  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $4,698  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,865 - $58,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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About Charlotte, North Carolina

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
827,121
Male:
396,646 (48.0%)
Female:
430,475 (52.0%)
Charlotte /ˈʃɑːrlət/ is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Mecklenburg County and the second largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida. Charlotte is the third fastest growing major city in the United States. In 2014, the estimated population of Charlotte according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 809,958, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area ranks 22nd largest in the US and had a 2014 population of 2,380,314. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2014 U.S. Census population estimate of 2,537,990. Residents of Charlotte are referred to as "Charlotteans." It is listed as a "gamma-plus" global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east...
Charlotte:
$53,919
North Carolina:
$47,830
$978
Charlotte:
$188,800
North Carolina:
$160,100
5.2%

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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 $32,000 based on 24 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 $38,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 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

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$36,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Drafting Correspondence
▲20%

Microsoft Word
▲16%

Microsoft Office
▲16%

Document Preparation
▲14%

Filing Court Documents
▲14%

Typing
▲4%

Litigation Case Management
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Document Management
▼2%

Client Interaction
▼2%

Legal Research
▼2%

Office Administration
▼2%

Scheduling
▼7%

Organizing
▼7%

Case Management
▼8%

Filing
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%
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