Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$34,693
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$1,250
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Chicago, Illinois is $34,693.
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$26k
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$35k
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$44k
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Filing Court Documents are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Microsoft Office, Filing and Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,189 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,234 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,933 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,547.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 39.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (17.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (17.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (7.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 162 survey responses.
Early Career
42.6%
Mid Career
11.7%
Experienced
19.1%
Late Career
26.5%