Legal Assistant in Birmingham, Alabama Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Legal Assistants in Birmingham ; the average employee scrapes together only around $41K annually. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,000 - $51,925
$31K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $41,121
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$9.59 - $23.93
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,000 - $51,925  
   
Bonus
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$20,662 - $50,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $23.93  
   
Overtime
$23.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$800  
   
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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$20,662 - $50,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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About Birmingham, Alabama

Jefferson County, Alabama
214,911
Male:
102,122 (47.5%)
Female:
112,789 (52.5%)
Birmingham (/ˈbɜːrmɪŋhæm/ BUR-ming-ham) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. The city's population was 212,237 in the 2010 United States Census. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047 according to the 2010 Census, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama's population. Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton. It grew from there, annexing many more of its smaller neighbors, into an industrial and railroad transportation center with a focus on mining, the iron and steel industry, and railroading. Birmingham was named for Birmingham, England, one of the UK's major industrial cities. Most of the original settlers who founded Birmingham were of English ancestry. In one writer's view, the city was planned as a place where cheap, non-unionized, and African-American labor...
Birmingham:
$32,378
Alabama:
$44,765
$743
Birmingham:
$93,000
Alabama:
$134,100
6.2%

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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 $31,000 based on 13 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 $38,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 14 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 15 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Drafting Correspondence
▲26%

Transcription
▲23%

Litigation Case Management
▲23%

Organizing
▲18%

National Average
$36,000

Typing
▼3%

Filing Court Documents
▼4%

Document Preparation
▼5%

Office Administration
▼6%

Scheduling
▼8%

Case Management
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼9%

Word Processing
▼18%

Client Interaction
▼19%

Document Management
▼25%

Customer Service
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 35%