Average Early-Career Legal Assistant Hourly Pay in Seattle, Washington

$20.00
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,023
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant in Seattle, Washington is $20.00.
10%
$15.06
10%
$20.00
50%
$25.28
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90%
MEDIAN $20.00
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $25
Bonus
$193 - $4,654
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$32,932 - $55,534

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

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 $17.38 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.39 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.13 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $0.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 149 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.8%
Mid Career
30.2%
Experienced
20.1%
Late Career
26.8%