Mid-Career Paralegal or Legal Assistant Salary

Pay for Mid-Career Paralegal or Legal Assistants sits in the ballpark of $51K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and a little less than one-half receive dental plans. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Mid-Career Paralegal or Legal Assistants — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,250 - $75,750
$32K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,908
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50%
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$13.38 - $25.25
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,250 - $75,750  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $11,920  
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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$29,733 - $74,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$21.20 - $58.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$201.34 - $11,920  
   
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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$29,733 - $74,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Key Stats for Paralegal or Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
5-9 years
72%
10-19 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Paralegal or Legal Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
▲34%

Legal Research
▲20%

Document Preparation
▲1%

Litigation Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Filing Court Documents
▼3%

Document Management
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼5%

Typing
▼5%

Case Management
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 42%
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