$36,531
Avg. Salary
$14.93
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$967

Bonus

$12,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Spanish Language skills is $14.93 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Spanish Language skills is $36,531 per year.

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$10.90
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$14.93
50%
$20.38
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90%
MEDIAN $14.93
10%
$27k
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$37k
50%
$56k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $36,531
$26,602 - $55,777
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$56K
MEDIAN: $36,531
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$0$55K
Salary $26,602 - $55,777
Bonus $98.39 - $3,087
Commission $12,000
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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$24,282 - $49,194
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 235
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.90 - $20.38
Overtime $15.54 - $35.61
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $98.39 - $3,087
Commission $12,000
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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$24,282 - $49,194
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 499

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 $30,000 based on 336 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 $35,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 68 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 $59,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

7%

National Average: $32,741

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

West Palm Beach offers some of the highest pay in the country for Legal Assistants with Spanish Language skills, 24 percent above the national average. Legal Assistants with Spanish Language skills will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+20 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Legal Assistant's salary, with Dallas Legal Assistants with Spanish Language skills earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Sacramento and Phoenix (17 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲81%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$33,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 47%