Average Mid-Career Legal Assistant with Typing Skills Hourly Pay

$17.07
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$1,014
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant with Typing skills is $17.07.
10%
$13.44
10%
$17.07
50%
$23.50
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90%
MEDIAN $17.07
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $24
Bonus
$244 - $3,062
Profit Sharing
$1,210 - $4,069
Total Pay
$29,402 - $54,751

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation, Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.56 based on 196 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.71 based on 940 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.48 based on 431 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 35.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (25.1% more) and Portland, Oregon (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.6% less) and Los Angeles, California (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,009 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.8%
Early Career
46.8%
Experienced
21.5%
Late Career
22.0%