The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant with Office Administration skills in Houston, Texas is $54,658.
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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
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant
Filing Court Documents
Skills in Document Preparation, Filing Court Documents, Client Interaction, Document Management and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $33,433 based on 10 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,251 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,749 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,250 based on 9 salaries.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 41.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (28.1% more) and New York, New York (25.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (14.2% less).
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