Entry-Level Legal Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Legal Assistant earns an average wage of $14.45 per hour.

$25,952 - $49,482
$26K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,909
10%
50%
90%

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$10.69 - $19.89
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.73
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$0$49K
Salary $25,952 - $49,482
Bonus $0.00 - $2,998
Profit Sharing $393.05 - $5,120
Commission $4,000
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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$23,688 - $46,314
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,624
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.69 - $19.89
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $16.17 - $33.68
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,998
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $393.05 - $5,120
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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$23,688 - $46,314
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,612

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,519

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Legal Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Legal Assistant in Seattle:
"Learning."
You can learn every day on the job, even if you have been at it for years, you never stop learning.

Legal Assistant in Tuxedo Park:
"Nadine."
Knowledge and being able to run the office in a professional manner when attorney is out of the office. Keeping clients informed and calm wbile dressing over transaction. Have ability to speak to other attorneys in a pproffesional manner and handling crisis as they arise.

Legal Assistant in Severna Park:
"Employer doesn't give annual pay raises."
Negotiate minimal annual pay raises up front. Clarify duties up front.

Legal Assistant in Lynchburg:
"Learn as much as you can on each job."
Pay attention to details. Don't be afraid to ask questions, that's how you learn.

Legal Assistant in Wabash:
"Things a student never thinks of."
As a Legal Assistant, questions must be asked. Take good notes and be ready for challenges.

Legal Assistant in Providence:
"How the title never matched the job."
Get in writing what your duties are.

Legal Assistant in Austin:
"Walking the Plank."
Always pay attention to the details. Be prepared to be thrown some curve balls and learn as quickly as you can. Always have a notepad with you. Learn from your job and enjoy it.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 761 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries



National Average
$33,000



Drafting Correspondence
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%




▼4%

▼4%

▼5%

▼5%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 761 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 45%
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