Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$14.57
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$512
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant in Houston, Texas is $14.57.
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$10.95
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$14.57
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$17.71
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $18
Bonus
$300 - $4,848
Commission
$0 - $3,000
Total Pay
$24,145 - $39,449

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Office Administration, Legal Research and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Preparation and Client Interaction.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.02 based on 144 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.88 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.46 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 45.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (27.9% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (25.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 309 survey responses.
Early Career
46.6%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
15.2%