$32,356
Avg. Salary
$13.26
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $13.26 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $32,356 per year.

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MEDIAN $32,356
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$0$48K
Salary $27,490 - $48,362
Bonus $0.00 - $3,300
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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$19,581 - $40,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 10
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.00 - $17.80
Overtime $14.74
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,300
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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$19,581 - $40,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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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Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Litigation Case Management
▲14%

Case Management
▲8%

Customer Service
▲6%

Document Management
▲4%

Client Interaction
▲3%

Document Preparation
▲1%

Drafting Correspondence
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Filing Court Documents
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 54%