Legal Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Legal Assistants in Atlanta, Ga. ; the average employee scrapes together only around $41K annually. While one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than one-half have dental, as well. For the most part, Legal Assistants in Atlanta enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,103 - $69,466
$29K
$41K
$69K
MEDIAN: $41,183
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$11.23 - $20.20
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$0$69K
Salary $29,103 - $69,466
Bonus $151.52 - $2,534
Profit Sharing $2,250
Total Pay (?
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$26,952 - $68,186
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $11.23 - $20.20
Overtime $17.11 - $59.60
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $151.52 - $2,534
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$26,952 - $68,186
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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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...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
$981
Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
4.8%

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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 $32,000 based on 52 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 $41,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 24 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 $68,000 based on 15 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲78%

▲49%

▲7%

National Average
$38,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries



▲6%

▲5%



National Average
$38,000


Customer Service
▼2%

Legal Research
▼2%

Organizing
▼7%

Filing
▼11%





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 26%
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