Average Mid-Career Legal Assistant Hourly Pay

$17.69
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$1,016
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,517
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant is $17.69.
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$13.34
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$17.69
90%
$24.57
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $25
Bonus
$206 - $4,796
Profit Sharing
$625 - $5,238
Commission
$877 - $19,866
Total Pay
$29,757 - $57,482
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $14.55 based on 1,121 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.27 based on 5,634 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.63 based on 2,128 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 32.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.4% more) and San Diego, California (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (0.4% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11,131 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.1%
Early Career
50.6%
Experienced
19.1%
Late Career
20.2%