£18,280
Avg. Salary
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A Legal Assistant earns an average salary of £18,085 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Assistant and Client Interaction. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

£13,873 - £27,491
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MEDIAN: £18,280
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£6.92 - £13.91
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MEDIAN: £9.22
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Salary £13,873 - £27,491
Bonus £0.00 - £2,027
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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£13,979 - £27,839
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 523
Hourly Data £0£25
Hourly Rate £6.92 - £13.91
Overtime £0.00 - £25.34
Annual Data £0£27K
Bonus £0.00 - £2,027
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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£13,979 - £27,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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.

Common Career Paths for Legal Assistant


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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 ₤17,000 based on 203 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 ₤20,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤22,000 based on 36 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 ₤20,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £18,412

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲18%

Mid-Career
▲10%

▲9%

National Average
₤18,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Legal Assistant
▲25%

Client Interaction
▲12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲7%

Legal Research
▲1%

National Average
₤18,000



Document Preparation
▼8%

Administration
▼9%

▼10%

Legal Compliance
▼13%

law degree
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 74%