Average Early-Career Legal Assistant Hourly Pay in Austin, Texas

$15.61
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$1,013
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant in Austin, Texas is $15.61.
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$12.48
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$15.61
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$21.13
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90%
MEDIAN $15.61
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Bonus
$304 - $4,122
Total Pay
$26,805 - $51,067

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management, Office Administration 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 $14.69 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.67 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.71 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 27.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (24.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.2% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 91 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.8%
Mid Career
23.1%
Experienced
30.8%
Late Career
26.4%