$42,973
Avg. Salary
$16.32
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,012

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Word Processing skills is $16.32 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Word Processing skills is $42,973 per year.

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$12.07
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$16.32
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$24.96
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MEDIAN $16.32
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$27k
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$43k
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$66k
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MEDIAN $42,973
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MEDIAN: $42,973
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$0$66K
Salary $27,463 - $66,197
Bonus $203 - $4,378
Profit Sharing $1,014 - $6,904
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,152 - $61,825
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 437
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $12.07 - $24.96
Overtime $18.61 - $47.48
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $203 - $4,378
Profit Sharing $1,014 - $6,904
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,152 - $61,825
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 501

Job Description for Legal Assistant

A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 311 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 132 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 143 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

53%

15%

National Average: $38,601

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲31%

▲21%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 40%