Legal Assistant in Seattle Salary

A Legal Assistant in Seattle, Washington earns an average salary of $49,790 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Filing Court Documents and Litigation Case Management.

$32,557 - $71,653
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$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,790
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$15.05 - $25.64
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MEDIAN: $19.36
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,557 - $71,653  
   
Bonus
$492.56 - $5,051  
Total Pay (?
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$32,261 - $69,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$25.03 - $51.57  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$492.56 - $5,051  
   
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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$32,261 - $69,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

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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 $39,000 based on 69 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 $46,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 19 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 $68,000 based on 15 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲53%

▲45%

▲4%

National Average
$45,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries




Office Administration
▲9%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$45,000






▼8%

Filing
▼9%

Legal Research
▼9%

Customer Service
▼9%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 26%