A Legal Assistant earns an average salary of C$44,308 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$31,449 - C$61,147
C$31K
C$44K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$44,366
10%
50%
90%
C$13.82 - C$27.90
C$14
C$18
C$28
MEDIAN: C$18.39
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$61K
Salary C$31,449 - C$61,147
Bonus C$98.74 - C$2,911
Profit Sharing C$77.28 - C$4,848
Commission C$0.00
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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C$30,780 - C$61,419
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 26 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,330
Hourly Data C$0C$48
Hourly Rate C$13.82 - C$27.90
Hourly Tips C$1.63
Overtime C$13.66 - C$48.06
Annual Data C$0C$61K
Bonus C$98.74 - C$2,911
Commission C$0.00
Profit Sharing C$77.28 - C$4,848
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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C$30,780 - C$61,419
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 26 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,213

Job Description for Legal Assistant

A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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Legal Assistant Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

Legal Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$59K

FosterQuan, LLP
15 profiles
$36,759

$30,979

Brock and Scott
8 profiles
$32,375

$26,520

$24,942

Amazon.com Inc
6 profiles
$51,256

Legal Firm
6 profiles
$29,120

$39,520

$39,715

$58,983

Common Career Paths for Legal Assistant


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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$37,000 based on 1,297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$47,000 based on 691 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$53,000 based on 578 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$58,000 based on 397 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$43,300

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Legal Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Legal Assistant?

Legal Assistant in Toronto:
Pros: Good boss, low/medium work load.
Cons: No training, no room for growth.

Legal Assistant in Winnipeg:
Pros: The people.
Cons: The stress my boss places to us.

Legal Assistant in Brampton:
"Have not filled potential position yet."
Pros: Highly motivated in a legal firm environment.
Cons:

Legal Assistant in Toronto:
Pros: My boss is pretty accommodating and always corrects me when I make mistake.
Cons: I feel im way underpayed for my profession.

Legal Assistant in Vaughan:
"Good job."
Pros: People I work with are extremely knowledgable.
Cons: Area of practice is limited to solely personal injury.

Legal Assistant in Vancouver:
Pros: The people for the most part and it is close to home.
Cons: Cannot move up.

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
"Legal Assistant Daily Existence."
Pros: Meeting people and helping them with their legal issues, providing day to day support to my lawyer, learning and developing with the position, diversity and difficulty.
Cons: Having to support more than one lawyer, having expectations to complete more than an average work load and meet limitation dates, stress, unobtainable expectations.

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 953 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲34%

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
C$43,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 953 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 27%