Average Experienced Legal Assistant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$54,618
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$1,965
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $54,618.
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$40k
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$55k
90%
$71k
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$40k - $71k
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$507 - $6k
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$38k - $70k

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $35,374 based on 26 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,779 based on 121 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,791 based on 36 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 21.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.7% more) and Miami, Florida (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (20.3% less), Dallas, Texas (0.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 256 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.2%
Early Career
47.3%
Mid Career
14.1%
Late Career
28.5%