The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant at Legal Firm is $14.00.
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$25,958 - $40,430
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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 th…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Legal Assistant are from the companies FosterQuan, LLP, Manley, Deas, Kochalski LLC and Family Law Office. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $25.05. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, earning around $23.94 and $23.84, respectively. Family Law Office pays the lowest at around $13.11. Brock and Scott and Manley, Deas, Kochalski LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.00 and $15.22, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant
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Skills in Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Preparation and Case Management.
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