Experienced Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salary

Median pay for Experienced Legal Assistants is around $51K annually. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,898 - $72,383
$36K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,504
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90%

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$15.20 - $29.44
$15
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,898 - $72,383  
   
Bonus
$499.05 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$34,939 - $70,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.20 - $29.44  
   
Overtime
$4.80 - $50.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$499.05 - $5,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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).
)
$34,939 - $70,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Key Stats for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
10-19 years
83%
20 years or more
17%
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Skills That Affect Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

Online Research
▲12%

Litigation Case Management
▲9%

Legal Research
▲7%

Document Management
▲6%

Client Interaction
▲5%

Document Preparation
▲4%

Microsoft Office
▲4%

Typing
▲1%

Case Management
▼0%

Drafting Correspondence
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Organizing
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Filing Court Documents
▼2%

Office Administration
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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