Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Office Administration Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$38,794
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$972
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The average salary for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Office Administration skills in Chicago, Illinois is $38,794.
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$26k
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$39k
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$50k
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Client Interaction, Drafting Correspondence and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents 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 $35,972 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,138 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,650 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,143.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 16.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.5% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (6.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 47 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.6%
Mid Career
17.0%
Experienced
25.5%
Late Career
46.8%