The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Legal Assistant with Typing skills in Portland, Oregon is $23.75.
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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
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Skills in Filing Court Documents, Document Preparation, Document Management and Litigation Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant
An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.34 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 9 salaries.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 79.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Miami, Florida (46.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (21.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (6.1% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.3% less).
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