$43,433
Avg. Salary
$16.13
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$999

Bonus

$2,035

Profit Sharing

$2,023

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Filing Court Documents skills is $16.13 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Filing Court Documents skills is $43,433 per year.

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$11.70
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$16.13
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$24.71
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MEDIAN $16.13
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$30k
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$64k
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MEDIAN $43,433
$30,115 - $64,279
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MEDIAN: $43,433
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$0$64K
Salary $30,115 - $64,279
Bonus $199 - $3,713
Profit Sharing $960 - $6,887
Commission $2,023
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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$26,126 - $60,398
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,029
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $11.70 - $24.71
Hourly Tips $7.50
Overtime $17.97 - $43.64
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $199 - $3,713
Commission $2,023
Profit Sharing $960 - $6,887
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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$26,126 - $60,398
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,364

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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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 1,028 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 $39,000 based on 504 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 538 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 $51,000 based on 410 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,425

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 1102 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲33%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$38,000

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1102 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

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