Legal Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

Legal Assistants in Atlanta aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $42K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by roughly one-half. Most Legal Assistants in Atlanta, Ga. like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,008 - $70,372
$29K
$42K
$70K
MEDIAN: $41,501
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$11.33 - $20.15
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MEDIAN: $15.39
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,008 - $70,372  
   
Bonus
$152.60 - $3,800  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$26,814 - $69,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $20.15  
   
Overtime
$7.14 - $59.18  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$152.60 - $3,800  
   
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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$26,814 - $69,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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
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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
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲77%

▲49%

▲7%

National Average
$38,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries



▲6%

▲5%



National Average
$38,000


Legal Research
▼2%

Customer Service
▼3%

Organizing
▼7%

Filing
▼11%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 28%