Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence Skills Hourly Pay

$15.33
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$961
Bonus
$2,500
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills is $15.33.
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$11.78
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$15.33
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$20.50
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Bonus
$182 - $2,989
Profit Sharing
$261 - $10,213
Total Pay
$25,647 - $48,163

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Case Management 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 $14.82 based on 196 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.62 based on 618 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.94 based on 602 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 44.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (33.7% more) and New York, New York (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,079 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.4%
Mid Career
29.7%
Experienced
29.0%
Late Career
31.9%