Legal Assistant in New Orleans Salary

A Legal Assistant in New Orleans, Louisiana earns an average salary of $46,808 per year. A skill in Scheduling is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$34,157 - $55,107
$34K
$47K
$55K
MEDIAN: $46,808
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$11.75 - $18.06
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MEDIAN: $14.50
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Salary
$34,157 - $55,107  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$28,533 - $55,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Hourly Rate
$14.50  
   
Overtime
$21.50  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,100  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,533 - $55,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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About New Orleans, Louisiana

Orleans Parish, Louisiana
389,617
Male:
185,736 (47.7%)
Female:
203,881 (52.3%)
New Orleans (/njuː ˈɔːrlᵻnz, -ˈɔːrli.ənz, -ɔːrˈliːnz/, or /ˈnɔːrlᵻnz/; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃]) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States. The New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area, a larger trading area, had a 2010 population of 1,452,502. The city is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723, as it was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by their European culture. It is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as...
New Orleans:
$39,077
Louisiana:
$45,727
$947
New Orleans:
$216,800
Louisiana:
$155,600
5.4%

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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 $34,000 based on 11 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 $42,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 7 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 $50,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Late-Career
▲15%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
▲16%

Drafting Correspondence
▲4%

Document Management
▲3%

National Average
$43,000

Filing
▼6%

Document Preparation
▼12%

Typing
▼12%

Filing Court Documents
▼17%

Organizing
▼17%

Case Management
▼18%

Microsoft Office
▼19%

Client Interaction
▼20%

Transcription
▼23%

Microsoft Word
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 40%