Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Document Management Skills Hourly Pay

$15.10
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$817
Bonus
$8,000
Commission
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Document Management skills is $15.10.
10%
$11.55
MEDIAN
$15.10
90%
$20.38
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
Bonus
$102 - $3,043
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $5,000
Commission
$0 - $8,000
Total Pay
$24,919 - $47,416

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $14.13 based on 150 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.71 based on 408 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.09 based on 440 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 26.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (2.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (8.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (7.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,439 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Mid Career
28.4%
Experienced
30.6%
Late Career
30.6%