Average Legal Assistant Salary in Houston, Texas

$48,598
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,262
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$1,965
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The average salary for a Legal Assistant in Houston, Texas is $48,598.
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MEDIAN $48,598
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Salary
$30k - $72k
Bonus
$152 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Commission
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$27k - $68k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $34,389 based on 75 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,664 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,256 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,577 based on 69 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,094.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (5.3% more) and Portland, Oregon (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (14.3% less), Dallas, Texas (6.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 396 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.9%
Early Career
35.1%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
10.4%