Average Experienced Legal Assistant Salary

$49,030
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,116
Bonus
$2,400
Commission
$2,097
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant is $49,030.
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$34k
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$69k
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MEDIAN $49,030
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United States (change)
Salary
$34k - $69k
Bonus
$305 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$783 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$32k - $67k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Popular Employer Salaries for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Legal Assistant
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Filing Court Documents and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management, Client Interaction and 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 $35,293 based on 3,056 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,043 based on 5,710 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,731 based on 2,535 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,916.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 39.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (26.9% more) and Houston, Texas (15.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (10.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13,408 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.8%
Early Career
42.6%
Mid Career
18.9%
Late Career
15.7%