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Average Legal Assistant Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$16.62
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,477
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant in Houston, Texas is $16.62.
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$12.85
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$23.04
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What Do Legal Assistants Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Assistants?

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

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 $14.78 based on 29 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.63 based on 126 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.45 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.62 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 29.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 308 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.4%
Early Career
40.9%
Mid Career
18.5%
Experienced
17.2%
Late Career
14.0%