Average Legal Assistant Hourly Pay at Legal Firm

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The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant at Legal Firm is $14.00.
MEDIAN $14.00
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $16
Total Pay
$25,958 - $40,430

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Job Description 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.

Career Paths

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Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6 survey responses.
Early Career