Average Mid-Career Legal Assistant Hourly Pay

$17.54
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,010
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,816
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant is $17.54.
10%
$13.05
10%
$17.54
50%
$24.03
90%
90%
MEDIAN $17.54
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $24
Bonus
$204 - $4,818
Profit Sharing
$513 - $5,918
Commission
$877 - $19,866
Total Pay
$29,533 - $56,894

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction and Filing Court Documents.

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 $14.08 based on 3,056 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.96 based on 5,710 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.27 based on 2,612 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 27.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.5% more) and San Diego, California (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (0.6% less) and Miami, Florida (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13,485 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.7%
Early Career
42.3%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
15.6%