Legal Assistants in Austin are often veterans in their line of work, with a little over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $48K per year on average but can range from $26K to $64K per year. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. While some workers in this profession — close to one-third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and one-half have dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,324 - $63,959
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$35K
$48K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,418
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$10.50 - $23.50
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$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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$35,324 - $63,959  
   
Bonus
$503 - $5,662  
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$26,092 - $64,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $23.50  
   
Overtime
$24.33 - $53.87  
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$26,092 - $64,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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.


For many Austin Legal Assistants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. Legal Assistants in Austin, Texas bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $53K.

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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%


National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Case Management
up arrow 9%



Organizing
up arrow 5%

Filing
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Document Management
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$47,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 6%

Word Processing
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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