$41,169
Avg. Salary
$15.46
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$983

Bonus

$1,850

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Legal Research skills is $15.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Legal Research skills is $41,169 per year.

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$11.68
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$15.46
50%
$22.87
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MEDIAN $15.46
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$29k
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$41k
50%
$61k
90%
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MEDIAN $41,169
$28,963 - $61,343
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MEDIAN: $41,169
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$0$61K
Salary $28,963 - $61,343
Bonus $0.00 - $3,882
Profit Sharing $400 - $8,900
Total Pay (?
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$25,715 - $56,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 630
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $11.68 - $22.87
Overtime $16.66 - $43.07
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,882
Profit Sharing $400 - $8,900
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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$25,715 - $56,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 755

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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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 545 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 199 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 159 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 108 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

28%

15%

11%

-1%

National Average: $36,394

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 285 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
$36,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 285 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 39%