Experienced Legal Assistants pull down an average of $50K annually. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Legal Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by about two-fifths. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,614 - $73,858
$36K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,079
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$14.89 - $29.38
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,614 - $73,858  
   
Bonus
$494.93 - $5,077  
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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$34,732 - $72,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $29.38  
   
Overtime
$18.65 - $49.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.93 - $5,077  
   
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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$34,732 - $72,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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Key Stats for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
10-19 years
85%
20 years or more
15%
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Skills That Affect Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 13%

Online Research
up arrow 13%

Legal Research
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Document Management
up arrow 3%

Document Preparation
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
0%

National Average
$49,000

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 10%

Office Administration
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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