Legal Assistants in Atlanta are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $42K per year on average. Job satisfaction for Atlanta Legal Assistants is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,082 - $70,384
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$42K
$70K
MEDIAN: $41,501
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$11.45 - $22.50
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,082 - $70,384  
   
Bonus
$153.83 - $3,748  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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$27,012 - $69,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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$11.45 - $22.50  
   
Overtime
$7.21 - $58.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$153.83 - $3,748  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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$27,012 - $69,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
463,875
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
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Georgia:
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Georgia:
$159,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Legal Assistants in Atlanta with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $43K. For Legal Assistants in Atlanta, Ga., 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Atlanta Legal Assistants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $69K on average.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
034
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries



Scheduling
up arrow 8%


Typing
up arrow 1%

Case Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$39,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 6%

Organizing
up arrow 8%

Filing
up arrow 13%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 14%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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