Mid-Career Paralegal or Legal Assistant Salary

Mid-Career Paralegal or Legal Assistants take home an average $51K per year. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. While about two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a little less than half have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,689 - $75,750
$35K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,908
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50%
90%

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$13.38 - $25.25
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.03
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,689 - $75,750  
   
Bonus
$152.05 - $11,836  
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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$30,215 - $74,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$20.85 - $59.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$152.05 - $11,836  
   
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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$30,215 - $74,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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 12 votes.
5-9 years
73%
10-19 years
27%
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Skills That Affect Paralegal or Legal Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
▲31%

Legal Research
▲17%

National Average
$43,000

Document Preparation
▼1%

Litigation Case Management
▼2%

Filing Court Documents
▼5%

Document Management
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Microsoft Word
▼7%

Typing
▼7%

Case Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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