Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Hourly Pay

$15.13
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$963
Bonus
$3,500
Commission
$1,952
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills is $15.13.
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$11.54
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$15.13
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$20.40
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
Bonus
$102 - $3,035
Profit Sharing
$495 - $5,385
Commission
$0 - $3,500
Total Pay
$25,068 - $48,178

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Drafting Correspondence and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Filing Court Documents and 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 $14.57 based on 398 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.69 based on 1,073 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.49 based on 1,190 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 Seattle, Washington earn an average of 35.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,977 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.0%
Mid Career
27.0%
Experienced
29.9%
Late Career
33.1%