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Average Legal Administrative Assistant Salary

$51,886
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,031
Bonus
$2,350
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The average salary for a Legal Administrative Assistant is $51,886.
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$34k
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$52k
90%
$74k
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What Do Legal Administrative Assistants Do?

Legal Administrative Assistant Tasks
  • Provides support to lawyers and paralegals with research, traveling arrangements, and other important tasks.
  • Keeps office supplies in stock.
  • Manages schedules for appointment, meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Drafts documents for staff across a variety of legal disciplines.

Job Satisfaction for Legal Administrative Assistant

4.1 out of 5
(243)
Highly Satisfied
18Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Legal Administrative Assistant are from the companies Allstate, Alston and Bird, Llp and Fox Rothschild. Reported salaries are highest at Alston and Bird, Llp where the average pay is $75,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Husch Blackwell Sanders, Llp and Polsinelli, earning around $63,625 and $59,516, respectively. Shook, Hardy, and Bacon L.L.P. pays the lowest at around $37,780. Chickasaw Nation and Allstate also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,900 and $47,729, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Administrative Assistants?

Skills in Document Preparation, Filing Court Documents, Microsoft Office and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrative Assistants?

An entry-level Legal Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,663 based on 64 salaries. An early career Legal Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,973 based on 372 salaries. A mid-career Legal Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,721 based on 169 salaries. An experienced Legal Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,839 based on 224 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,174.
Employees with Legal Administrative Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (28.6% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (23.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kansas City, Missouri (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,182 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Early Career
31.5%
Mid Career
14.3%
Experienced
19.0%
Late Career
29.9%