The average salary for a Legal Assistant in Houston, Texas is $48,598.
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Job Description for Legal Assistant
A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through th…Read more
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant
Filing Court Documents
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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