Average Experienced Legal Assistant with Microsoft Word Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$64,938
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$1,750
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Microsoft Word skills in Chicago, Illinois is $64,938.
25%
$56k
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$65k
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$69k
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MEDIAN $64,938
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Salary
$56k - $69k
Bonus
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$36k - $74k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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 that pay less than market rate include Typing, Client Interaction, Drafting Correspondence, Filing Court Documents and Document Preparation.

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 $35,342 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,945.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 0.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (37.1% less), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (24.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (21.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 33 survey responses.
Early Career
39.4%
Mid Career
18.2%
Late Career
42.4%