Average Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills is $16.32.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
$197 - $3,975
Profit Sharing
$650 - $6,705
$507 - $7,891
Total Pay
$26,582 - $60,503

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Legal Assistant are from the companies Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, Hill Ward Henderson and Morgan & Morgan. Reported salaries are highest at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP where the average pay is $23.84. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. and Hill Ward Henderson, earning around $23.60 and $19.27, respectively. Family Law Office pays the lowest at around $13.75. Brock and Scott and Morgan & Morgan also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.48 and $16.98, respectively.

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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 $14.50 based on 394 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.10 based on 2,904 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.63 based on 1,115 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.37 based on 1,196 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 26.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (12.7% more) and New York, New York (10.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (2.5% less).

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