$41,035
Avg. Salary
$15.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$962

Bonus

$1,510

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Microsoft Office skills is $15.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Microsoft Office skills is $41,035 per year.

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$11.45
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$23.54
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MEDIAN $15.50
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$28k
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$62k
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MEDIAN $41,035
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MEDIAN: $41,035
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$0$61K
Salary $28,270 - $61,804
Bonus $103 - $3,052
Profit Sharing $410 - $6,904
Total Pay (?
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$25,211 - $57,267
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 845
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $11.45 - $23.54
Hourly Tips $4.15
Overtime $17.36 - $43.32
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $103 - $3,052
Profit Sharing $410 - $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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$25,211 - $57,267
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,122

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 727 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 284 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 261 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 164 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

43%

18%

16%

14%

10%

7%

National Average: $36,106

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

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 437 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲26%

▲9%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 437 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 39%