The average Mid-Career Paralegal or Legal Assistant earns approximately $45K annually. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Mid-Career Paralegal or Legal Assistants — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Although a majority have medical coverage and nearly one-half have dental coverage, two in five claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,251 - $75,235
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,344
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50%
90%

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$11.80 - $24.74
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,251 - $75,235  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $8,170  
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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$31,700 - $74,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $24.74  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $59.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$293.61 - $8,170  
   
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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$31,700 - $74,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Skills That Affect Paralegal or Legal Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 28%

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Document Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 7%

Case Management
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 25%

Typing
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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