Mid-Career Paralegal or Legal Assistants can expect wages of $49K annually on average. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Roughly two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,591 - $75,878
$35K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,047
10%
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
$34,591 - $75,878  
   
Bonus
$151.01 - $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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$30,162 - $74,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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
$151.01 - $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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$30,162 - $74,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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 11 votes.
075
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Paralegal or Legal Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 29%

Legal Research
up arrow 9%

National Average
$42,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 3%

Document Management
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 11%

Case Management
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 14%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 16%

Typing
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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