Average Experienced Legal Assistant with Client Interaction Skills Hourly Pay

$18.43
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,021
Bonus
$4,900
Commission
$1,965
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Client Interaction skills is $18.43.
10%
$13.97
10%
$18.43
50%
$26.66
90%
90%
MEDIAN $18.43
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United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$14 - $27
Bonus
$348 - $5,010
Profit Sharing
$477 - $3,423
Commission
$0 - $4,900
Total Pay
$30,873 - $63,088

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

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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, Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence, Case Management and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $14.01 based on 319 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.85 based on 1,977 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.99 based on 710 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 42.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (38.0% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (22.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Las Vegas, Nevada (7.8% less) and Houston, Texas (2.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,695 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.6%
Early Career
53.5%
Mid Career
19.2%
Late Career
18.6%