The average salary for a Legal Administrative Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Canada is C$44,217.
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Job Description for Legal Administrative Assistant
A legal administrative assistant works with lawyers and paralegals, providing them with support on research, correspondence, filing, and other essential duties. An administrative assistant in this field needs a solid working knowledge of various legal principles and terms, and they must feel comfortable drafting documents and correspondence related to complicated legal concepts. Often, a legal administrative assistant conducts some paralegal work involving document research to assist their orga…Read more
Legal Administrative Assistant Tasks
- Provides support to lawyers and paralegals with research, traveling arrangements, and other important tasks.
- Keeps office supplies in stock.
- Manages schedules for appointment, meetings, conferences, etc.
- Drafts documents for staff across a variety of legal disciplines.
Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Administrative Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Legal Administrative Assistant are from the companies Gowlings (Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP), DLA Piper and Stikeman Elliott, LLP. Reported salaries are highest at Harper Grey LLP where the average pay is C$65,146. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Clark Wilson LLP and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, earning around C$60,173 and C$54,054, respectively. Stikeman Elliott, LLP pays the lowest at around C$43,923. Gowlings (Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP) and DLA Piper also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$44,761 and C$49,910, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Legal Administrative Assistant
Filing Court Documents
Skills in Scheduling and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Filing Court Documents and Drafting Correspondence.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrative Assistant
An entry-level Legal Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$36,118 based on 36 salaries. An early career Legal Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$40,862 based on 238 salaries. A mid-career Legal Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$49,177 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Legal Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$55,623 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$62,511.
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Employees with Legal Administrative Assistant in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 10.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (4.5% more) and Surrey, British Columbia (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (19.3% less), Richmond, British Columbia (9.5% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (6.1% less).
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