Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence Skills Hourly Pay

$14.77
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$588
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills is $14.77.
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$10.91
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$14.77
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$19.50
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MEDIAN $14.77
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
Bonus
$97 - $2,057
Total Pay
$24,078 - $43,281

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

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Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, Filing Court Documents, Office Administration, Client Interaction and Document Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.29 based on 1,529 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.53 based on 612 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.88 based on 606 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 San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (15.1% more) and New York, New York (11.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Great Neck, New York (25.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,403 survey responses.
Early Career
44.9%
Mid Career
18.0%
Experienced
17.8%
Late Career
19.3%