$49,417
Avg. Salary
$18.16
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,551

Bonus

$4,250

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Legal Document Review skills is $18.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Legal Document Review skills is $49,417 per year.

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$12.42
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$29.72
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$34k
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MEDIAN $49,417
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$0$67K
Salary $34,309 - $67,323
Bonus $492 - $5,918
Profit Sharing $4,250
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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$30,039 - $67,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $12.42 - $29.72
Overtime $23.09 - $44.58
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $492 - $5,918
Profit Sharing $4,250
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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$30,039 - $67,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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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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 $34,000 based on 19 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 $40,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 17 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 $65,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

Experienced
▲45%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 28%