$42,961
Avg. Salary
$16.38
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$993

Bonus

$2,249

Profit Sharing

$3,100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills is $16.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills is $42,961 per year.

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$12.03
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$24.52
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MEDIAN $42,961
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$0$63K
Salary $29,687 - $63,694
Bonus $202 - $3,583
Profit Sharing $587 - $6,691
Commission $3,100
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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$26,812 - $59,980
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,600
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.03 - $24.52
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $17.33 - $41.30
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $202 - $3,583
Commission $3,100
Profit Sharing $587 - $6,691
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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$26,812 - $59,980
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,918

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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Legal Assistant Tasks
  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

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 $32,000 based on 828 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 342 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 343 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 282 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

46%

28%

25%

21%

8%

-1%

-15%

National Average: $38,327

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

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 879 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲31%

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 879 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 39%