The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Document Management skills in Austin, Texas is $49,350.
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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, Drafting Correspondence, Filing Court Documents, Case Management and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $50,875 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,431 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,120.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 29.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (28.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (22.2% more).
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