Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$35,374
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$983
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $35,374.
10%
$27k
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$35k
90%
$47k
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$27k - $47k
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$26k - $46k

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Microsoft Office, Document Preparation, Filing and Typing.

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 $39,953 based on 120 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,131 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,662 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,655.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 30.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (16.5% more) and New York, New York (15.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 284 survey responses.
Early Career
42.3%
Mid Career
12.3%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
25.0%