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Average Experienced Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence Skills Salary

$49,262
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,175
Bonus
$2,200
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills is $49,262.
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$34k
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$49k
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$67k
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What Do Legal Assistants Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Assistants?

Skills in Document Preparation, Filing Court Documents and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management and Client Interaction.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistants?

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 $36,926 based on 188 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,539 based on 1,625 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,155 based on 578 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,500.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 34.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (32.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (28.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (13.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,042 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.2%
Early Career
53.4%
Mid Career
19.0%
Late Career
21.4%