The average salary for a Paralegal / Legal Assistant is C$49,512 per year. A skill in Filing Court Documents is associated with high pay for this job.

C$34,759 - C$64,419
C$35K
C$48K
C$64K
MEDIAN: C$47,948
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50%
90%
C$13.95 - C$29.32
C$14
C$20
C$29
MEDIAN: C$19.97
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50%
90%
C$0C$64K
Salary C$34,759 - C$64,419
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,848
Profit Sharing C$1,017
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$33,338 - C$64,256
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 202
Hourly Data C$0C$44
Hourly Rate C$13.95 - C$29.32
Overtime C$35.77
Annual Data C$0C$64K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,848
Profit Sharing C$1,017
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$33,338 - C$64,256
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

Job Description for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

A paralegal (also known as a legal assistant) works in a law office for one or more attorneys to assist them in the execution of their practice. Many times a paralegal will be called upon to type written notes or transcribe recordings of meetings or telephone calls. A paralegal must also be organized and comfortable with research and document drafting; they also must have outstanding written and verbal communications skills.

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Paralegal / 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.

Common Career Paths for Paralegal / Legal Assistant


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Popular Skills for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal / Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal / Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal / 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$49,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Paralegal / Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$58,000 based on 34 salaries. A Paralegal / 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$56,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$47,170

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

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Key Stats for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

▲23%

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
C$47,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

Filing Court Documents
▲16%

Corporate
▲3%

National Average
C$47,000




Real Estate
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 25%