Legal Assistant in Fort Lauderdale Salary

A Legal Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida earns an average salary of $47,725 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Organizing, Filing Court Documents, Document Preparation, Microsoft Word, and Typing.

$33,553 - $61,156
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MEDIAN: $47,725
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$12.16 - $25.53
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$33,553 - $61,156  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $2,750  
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$30,297 - $60,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$28.63  
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$125.00 - $2,750  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,297 - $60,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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About Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Broward County, Florida
178,587
Male:
93,948 (52.6%)
Female:
84,639 (47.4%)
Fort Lauderdale /ˌfɔərt ˈlɔːdərdeɪl/ (frequently abbreviated as Ft. Lauderdale) is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, 28 miles (45 km) north of Miami. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. The city is a popular tourist destination, with an average year-round temperature of 75.5 °F (24.2 °C), and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Greater Fort Lauderdale which takes in all of Broward County hosted 12 million visitors in 2012, including 2.8 million international visitors. The city and county in 2012 collected $43.9 million from the 5% bed tax it charges, after hotels in the area recorded an occupancy rate for the year of 72.7 percent and an average daily rate of $114.48. The district has 561...
Fort Lauderdale:
$51,247
Florida:
$49,426
$1,204
Fort Lauderdale:
$308,200
Florida:
$179,800
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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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲19%

Late-Career
▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Organizing
▲23%



▲16%

Microsoft Word
▲16%

Case Management
▲15%

Microsoft Office
▲15%

Filing
▲15%

Drafting Correspondence
▲14%

Notary
▲11%

Document Management
▲8%

Scheduling
▲7%

Client Interaction
▲4%

Office Administration
▲2%

National Average
$42,000

Litigation Case Management
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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