Experienced Legal Assistants take home an average $51K per year. While nearly one-third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. The majority of Experienced Legal Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,185 - $74,480
$36K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,636
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$15.45 - $29.38
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MEDIAN: $21.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,185 - $74,480  
   
Bonus
$497.07 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$35,236 - $72,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.45 - $29.38  
   
Overtime
$23.75 - $50.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$497.07 - $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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$35,236 - $72,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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 32 votes.
082
10-19 years
83%
20 years or more
17%
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Skills That Affect Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 12%

Legal Research
up arrow 11%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 10%

Document Management
up arrow 5%

Document Preparation
up arrow 4%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Organizing
0%

National Average
$50,000

Typing
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 3%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Office Administration
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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