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Average Legal Assistant with Filing Court Documents Skills Hourly Pay

$16.72
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,012
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,859
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The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant with Filing Court Documents skills is $16.72.
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$12.10
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$16.72
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$25.28
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
Bonus
$206 - $3,656
Profit Sharing
$727 - $7,138
Commission
$1,600 - $6,000
Total Pay
$27,293 - $62,505
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What Do Legal Assistants Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Legal Assistant are from the companies Morgan & Morgan, Brock and Scott and Public Defender Services. Reported salaries are highest at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo where the average pay is $36.04. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Morgan & Morgan, earning around $17.00. Public Defender Services pays the lowest at around $11.98. Brock and Scott also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.48.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Assistants?

Skills in Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction and Document Preparation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistants?

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 $14.63 based on 212 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.35 based on 1,666 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.66 based on 634 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.66 based on 715 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 38.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (10.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (5.1% less) and Miami, Florida (3.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,034 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
41.3%
Mid Career
15.7%
Experienced
17.7%
Late Career
20.0%