Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistant Salary

An average Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistant can expect to take home roughly $15.89 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — approximately one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,985 - $51,347
$29K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,434
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$11.92 - $22.67
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$0$51K
Salary $28,985 - $51,347
Bonus $305.21 - $3,200
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$25,921 - $50,746
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 133
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.92 - $22.67
Overtime $19.77 - $36.83
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $305.21 - $3,200
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$25,921 - $50,746
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 183

Legal Administrative Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,605

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

Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Legal Administrative Assistant's salary, with Columbus Entry-Level Legal Administrative Assistants earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Workers in Dallas and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

Legal Administrative Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Legal Administrative Assistant in Uniondale:
"Not great salary. Can only make so much."
Get a career with room for advancement.

Legal Administrative Assistant in Washington:
Always accept the assignment from the attorney and figure out how to get it done later.

Legal Administrative Assistant in Calabasas:
"Be able to work in stressful work environment."
Be knowledgeable and flexible and be able to handle last minute and stressful situations.

Key Stats for Legal Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
11%

Skills That Affect Legal Administrative Assistant Salaries

Billing
▲2%


Filing Court Documents
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Scheduling
▼1%

Office Administration
▼2%


▼3%

Data Entry
▼4%

Filing
▼4%

Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 32%