The average salary for a Legal Assistant at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP is $43,977.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Legal Assistant are from the companies FosterQuan, LLP, Morgan & Morgan and Manley, Deas, Kochalski LLC. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $54,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C., earning around $46,391 and $46,100, respectively. Manley, Deas, Kochalski LLC pays the lowest at around $31,595. Family Law Office and Morgan & Morgan also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $32,000 and $38,442, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant
Skills in Client Interaction and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $44,998 based on 5 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,698 based on 7 salaries.
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