The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant with Office Administration skills in Seattle, Washington is $52,801.
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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 Filing Court Documents and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Case Management and Document Preparation.
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 $40,494 based on 6 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,431 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,326 based on 7 salaries.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 6.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (25.1% less), Los Angeles, California (21.5% less) and Houston, Texas (20.9% less).
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