The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant with Client Interaction skills in New York, New York is $70,689.
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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
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant
Filing Court Documents
Skills in Document Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence, Typing and Office Administration.
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 $40,322 based on 16 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,209 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,987 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,242 based on 17 salaries.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (5.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (20.8% less), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (19.2% less) and Miami, Florida (16.2% less).
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