Average Legal Assistant Salary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

$48,730
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$1,000
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The average salary for a Legal Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is $48,730.
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MEDIAN $48,730
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Salary
$35k - $65k
Bonus
$481 - $3k
Total Pay
$30k - $61k

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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 in Document Preparation, Filing Court Documents and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling and Client Interaction.

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 $39,011 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,660 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,716 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,732.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (4.7% more) and Portland, Oregon (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (7.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 113 survey responses.
Early Career
31.9%
Mid Career
17.7%
Experienced
25.7%
Late Career
24.8%