The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Microsoft Office skills in Dallas, Texas is $53,513.
Is Legal Assistant your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
$0 - $54k
$0 - $3k
$41k - $64k
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidence
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
Legal Assistant Job Listings
Search for more jobs
Popular Skills for Legal Assistant
Filing Court Documents
Skills in Document Preparation and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction and Filing Court Documents.
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 $38,442 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $0 based on 4 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 30.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (28.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (24.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (28.8% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (23.4% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 14 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
$12 - $22
$13 - $25
$15 - $31
$13 - $28
$12 - $30
$10 - $17
$13 - $26
$12 - $20