The average hourly pay for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills in Portland, Oregon is $27.02.
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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Case Management, Document Management and Document Preparation.
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 $14.91 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 9.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (32.5% less), Dallas, Texas (18.5% less) and Tampa, Florida (15.8% less).
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