Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $45,733 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Scheduling is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,176 - $69,262
$33K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,733
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$11.23 - $35.06
$11
$16
$35
MEDIAN: $15.80
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,176 - $69,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$550  
Total Pay (?
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$28,150 - $71,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $35.06  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $62.62  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$28,150 - $71,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

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

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲50%

▲33%

▲6%

National Average
$43,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

▲17%

Legal Research
▲9%

▲5%


Litigation Case Management
▲3%


Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$43,000






▼5%


Filing
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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