Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence Skills in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $41,341 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.

$31,785 - $65,342
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$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,341
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$10.47 - $33.28
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,785 - $65,342  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $2,419  
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$30,045 - $65,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $33.28  
   
Overtime
$25.23  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$295.90 - $2,419  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,045 - $65,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 11 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲44%

Late-Career
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲25%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 36%
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