Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Typing Skills Hourly Pay

$14.71
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$593
Bonus
$5,500
Commission
$1,248
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Typing skills is $14.71.
10%
$10.69
10%
$14.71
50%
$19.48
90%
90%
MEDIAN $14.71
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United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$11 - $19
Bonus
$298 - $2,517
Profit Sharing
$269 - $4,966
Commission
$0 - $5,500
Total Pay
$23,602 - $45,832

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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 Document Preparation, Client Interaction, Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average.

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. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.07 based on 365 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.48 based on 431 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 29.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.9% more) and New York, New York (8.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (15.0% less), Houston, Texas (6.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,434 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.7%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
30.1%
Late Career
30.8%