Average Experienced Legal Assistant with Typing Skills Hourly Pay

$19.48
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,230
Bonus
$2,300
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Typing skills is $19.48.
10%
$14.46
10%
$19.48
50%
$27.29
90%
90%
MEDIAN $19.48
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $27
Bonus
$292 - $5,019
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,300
Total Pay
$31,551 - $63,859

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

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. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.07 based on 365 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 40.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (36.2% more) and Tampa, Florida (10.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (16.4% less), Los Angeles, California (2.0% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,943 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.1%
Early Career
48.4%
Mid Career
18.8%
Late Career
22.7%