C$44,560
Avg. Salary
C$18.44
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$769

Bonus

C$1,233

Profit Sharing

C$2,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is C$18.44 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is C$44,560 per year.

10%
C$14.16
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C$18.44
50%
C$28.00
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$18.44
10%
C$32k
10%
C$45k
50%
C$61k
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$44,560
C$31,982 - C$61,378
C$32K
C$45K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$44,560
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90%
C$14.16 - C$28.00
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MEDIAN: C$18.44
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C$0C$61K
Salary C$31,982 - C$61,378
Bonus C$102 - C$2,921
Profit Sharing C$304 - C$3,084
Commission C$2,250
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$31,063 - C$61,585
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,836
Hourly Data C$0C$48
Hourly Rate C$14.16 - C$28.00
Hourly Tips C$1.63
Overtime C$14.41 - C$48.54
Annual Data C$0C$61K
Bonus C$102 - C$2,921
Commission C$2,250
Profit Sharing C$304 - C$3,084
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$31,063 - C$61,585
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,100

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 Pay By Employer

$0$60K

FosterQuan, LLP
13 profiles
$36,459

$31,788

Brock and Scott
10 profiles
$32,206

$27,278

$43,680

$56,837

$40,040

$24,942

Legal Firm
6 profiles
$29,120

Amazon.com Inc
4 profiles
$55,250

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$43,488

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 Brampton:
"Office Conditions, Reception, Real Estate Closing"
Pros: The opportunity to learn about real estate closing. Handling different situations and people.
Cons: Stress level, pressure, bad temperament of clients.

Legal Assistant in Hamilton:
"Lawyers"
Pros: The lawyer I work for is very nice and helps with anything you need help with. He always pays for any over time hours you would like to work.
Cons: It's stressful sometimes as in Real Estate Law there are deadlines for purchase/sale transactions and also lawyers need their work done a.s.a.p.

Legal Assistant in Hamilton:
"Work Flexibility"
Pros: You can work overtime as much as you want/need to.
Cons: The pay and no benefits.

Legal Assistant in Vancouver:
"Progressive"
Check to see if advancement is possible

Legal Assistant in Ajax:
"Never stop learning"
Look for an employer who pays benefits, keeps up to date with changes in software (and makes arrangements for your training. I have worked 40 years in law, in private practice, and have no pension, no benefits, and obtained my degree on my own time with my own resources.

Legal Assistant in Peace River:
"Legal assistant. Corporate culture "
Pros: Challenging
Cons: Staff constantly changing

Legal Assistant in Calgary:
"Stress Level"
Pros: Constantly learning new things, there are people around willing and able to help, steady pay cheque, new tasks on a day to day basis.
Cons: The hours are inconsistent, expected to clear dishes off my bosses desk, she takes her other frustrations out on me.

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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 883 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲33%

▲21%

▲7%

National Average
C$43,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 883 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 27%