Average Experienced Legal Assistant with Microsoft Word Skills Salary in Houston, Texas

$56,112
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$1,540
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Microsoft Word skills in Houston, Texas is $56,112.
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MEDIAN $56,112
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Salary
$53k - $60k
Bonus
$983 - $2k
Total Pay
$40k - $70k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

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Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Filing Court Documents, Document Management and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction 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 $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 19 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,267 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,468.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (15.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (27.2% less), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (12.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (9.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 39 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.9%
Early Career
48.7%
Mid Career
15.4%
Late Career
17.9%