$41,580
Avg. Salary
$15.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$983

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Notary skills is $15.62 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Notary skills is $41,580 per year.

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$11.85
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$15.62
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$23.78
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MEDIAN $15.62
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$29k
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$42k
50%
$62k
90%
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MEDIAN $41,580
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MEDIAN: $41,580
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$0$61K
Salary $29,362 - $61,956
Bonus $200 - $3,074
Profit Sharing $776 - $7,149
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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$26,055 - $59,404
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 550
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $11.85 - $23.78
Overtime $17.10 - $45.02
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $200 - $3,074
Profit Sharing $776 - $7,149
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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$26,055 - $59,404
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 641

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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Legal Assistant Tasks
  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 338 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 176 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 179 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 135 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

38%

National Average: $37,031

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 339 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 339 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 46%