Average Legal Administrative Assistant Salary

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The average salary for a Legal Administrative Assistant is $49,772.
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$33k - $71k
$460 - $4k
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$705 - $7k
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$30k - $70k

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Job Description for Legal Administrative Assistant

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.
The top respondents for the job title Legal Administrative Assistant are from the companies Alston and Bird, Llp, Lathrop & Gage and Husch Blackwell Sanders, Llp. Reported salaries are highest at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll where the average pay is $76,401. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Alston and Bird, Llp and Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC, earning around $73,698 and $61,496, respectively. Allstate pays the lowest at around $41,835. Lathrop & Gage and Fox Rothschild also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $53,780 and $56,425, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Legal Administrative Assistant

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

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Administrative Assistant

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 $36,534 based on 213 salaries. An early career Legal Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,795 based on 462 salaries. A mid-career Legal Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,548 based on 272 salaries. An experienced Legal Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,089 based on 334 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,976.
Employees with Legal Administrative Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (24.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (18.3% more).

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