$37,556
Avg. Salary
$15.05
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$972

Bonus

$4,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Customer Service skills is $15.05 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Customer Service skills is $37,556 per year.

10%
$10.86
10%
$15.05
50%
$21.54
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.05
10%
$25k
10%
$38k
50%
$59k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $37,556
$24,919 - $58,798
$25K
$38K
$59K
MEDIAN: $37,556
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$10.86 - $21.54
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.05
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$58K
Salary $24,919 - $58,798
Bonus $96.74 - $3,655
Profit Sharing $4,500
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).
)
$23,966 - $51,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 498
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.86 - $21.54
Hourly Tips $1.56
Overtime $16.53 - $35.85
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $96.74 - $3,655
Profit Sharing $4,500
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).
)
$23,966 - $51,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 866

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.

Read More...

Legal Assistant Job Listings

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 $30,000 based on 579 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 $36,000 based on 180 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 153 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 $50,000 based on 90 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

4%

National Average: $33,434

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Legal Assistants with Customer Service skills in Milwaukee enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Legal Assistants with Customer Service skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+26 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Miami (+19 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Dallas and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 300 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$33,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 300 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 48%