Average Mid-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$45,234
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$1,800
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Chicago, Illinois is $45,234.
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$37k
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$45k
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$59k
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction, Case Management and Filing Court Documents.

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 $34,693 based on 9 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,189 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,933 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,547.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (23.8% more) and San Diego, California (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 152 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
45.4%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
28.3%