$36,715
Avg. Salary
$14.89
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$793

Bonus

$1,248

Profit Sharing

$4,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $14.89 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $36,715 per year.

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$10.87
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$14.89
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$26k
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MEDIAN $36,715
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MEDIAN: $36,715
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$0$49K
Salary $26,385 - $49,935
Bonus $98.13 - $3,028
Profit Sharing $385 - $5,077
Commission $0.00 - $19,574
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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$24,027 - $46,858
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,835
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.87 - $20.15
Hourly Tips $4.15
Overtime $16.51 - $33.42
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $98.13 - $3,028
Commission $0.00 - $19,574
Profit Sharing $385 - $5,077
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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$24,027 - $46,858
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,756

Job Description for Legal Assistant

A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,038

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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1386 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
10%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

National Average
$33,000




Drafting Correspondence
▼3%



Microsoft Office
▼4%

▼5%

▼5%



▼6%

▼6%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1386 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 44%