The average pay for a Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $46,148 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Notary, Scheduling, and Document Management.

$33,660 - $68,459
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,147
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$11.62 - $36.70
(Median)
$12
$16
$37
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,660 - $68,459  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $4,818  
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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$28,546 - $72,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $36.70  
   
Overtime
$20.38 - $62.62  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $4,818  
   
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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$28,546 - $72,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Notary
up arrow 27%





Litigation Case Management
up arrow 5%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%


Filing
up arrow 11%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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