The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant with Microsoft Word skills in Houston, Texas is $59,468.
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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, Client Interaction and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Management.
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 $26,491 based on 7 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28,966 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,267 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,112 based on 8 salaries.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 27.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (26.0% more) and New York, New York (20.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (19.6% less) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (3.6% less).
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