Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Microsoft Word Skills Hourly Pay

$13.51
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$498
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Microsoft Word skills is $13.51.
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$10.09
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$13.51
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$16.95
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MEDIAN $13.51
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
Bonus
$202 - $2,009
Total Pay
$21,644 - $39,835

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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, Client Interaction, Office Administration, Filing Court Documents and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $14.62 based on 656 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.42 based on 251 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.23 based on 280 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,497 survey responses.
Early Career
43.8%
Mid Career
16.8%
Experienced
18.7%
Late Career
20.7%