Legal Assistants in Atlanta, Ga. aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,036 - $69,349
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$69K
MEDIAN: $40,442
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$11.07 - $24.83
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,036 - $69,349  
   
Bonus
$252.53 - $3,852  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$26,986 - $68,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$7.21 - $58.72  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$252.53 - $3,852  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$26,986 - $68,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

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


For many Legal Assistants in Atlanta, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $45K. On average, Atlanta Legal Assistants make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $69K.

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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries


Legal Research
up arrow 15%


Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Typing
0%

National Average
$39,000

Document Management
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Filing
up arrow 16%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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