$35,608
Avg. Salary
$17.58
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $17.58 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $35,608 per year.

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$16.78
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MEDIAN $35,608
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Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $16.78 - $20.23
Overtime $25.14 - $30.79
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $504
Total Pay (?
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$34,978 - $43,789
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
47%
1-4 years
53%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
47%
1-4 years
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 100%
no benefits
None: