Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Office Administration Skills Hourly Pay

$14.17
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$514
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Office Administration skills is $14.17.
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$10.18
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$14.17
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$19.40
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MEDIAN $14.17
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
Bonus
$200 - $2,250
Total Pay
$22,352 - $43,317

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

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Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation, Client Interaction and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing and Filing Court Documents.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.96 based on 1,350 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.30 based on 470 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.26 based on 435 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 55.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (45.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (15.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (23.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,651 survey responses.
Early Career
50.9%
Mid Career
17.7%
Experienced
16.4%
Late Career
14.9%