Median pay for Austin Legal Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $47K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and around two in five have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Legal Assistants in Austin, Texas, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,375 - $63,677
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$47K
$64K
MEDIAN: $47,318
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$10.82 - $23.38
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,375 - $63,677  
   
Bonus
$305.21 - $5,700  
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$26,013 - $62,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $23.38  
   
Overtime
$33.96  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$305.21 - $5,700  
   
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$26,013 - $62,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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About Austin, Texas

Travis County, Texas
931,840
Male:
475,718 (51.1%)
Female:
456,122 (48.9%)
Austin (/ˈɒstᵻn, ˈɔː-/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the 50 largest US cities and the second largest state capital city in the United States after Phoenix, Arizona. As of June 1, 2016, Austin had a population of 931,830 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,010,860 as of June 1, 2016. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado...
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Austin Legal Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $36K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $44K. Legal Assistants in Austin who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $52K.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$46,000



Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 10%


Organizing
up arrow 6%

Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Legal Research
up arrow 5%


Client Interaction
up arrow 4%


Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 3%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 8%

Word Processing
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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