Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Microsoft Office Skills Hourly Pay

$14.76
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$515
Bonus
$2,500
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Microsoft Office skills is $14.76.
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$10.93
10%
$14.76
50%
$19.76
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90%
MEDIAN $14.76
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
Bonus
$97 - $2,070
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $10,000
Total Pay
$24,385 - $47,002

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

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Legal Assistant
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Paralegal / Legal Assistant
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation, Client Interaction, Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.56 based on 172 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.08 based on 297 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.10 based on 326 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 32.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (8.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,029 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.7%
Mid Career
28.9%
Experienced
31.7%
Late Career
22.7%