The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant with Case Management skills is $16.47.
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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 th…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Legal Assistant are from the companies FosterQuan, LLP, Harold D. Carr, P.S. and Legal Firm. Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) where the average pay is $23.94. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Harold D. Carr, P.S., earning around $23.25. Legal Firm pays the lowest at around $13.00. Witherspoon Kelley also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.00.
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Drafting Correspondence, Filing Court Documents, Client Interaction and Document Preparation.
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 $14.48 based on 125 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.37 based on 1,304 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.63 based on 572 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.59 based on 534 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 21.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (10.7% more) and New York, New York (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.0% less).
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