Average Late-Career Legal Assistant with Typing Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$61,482
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The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant with Typing skills in Chicago, Illinois is $61,482.
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$49k - $73k
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Job Description for Legal Assistant

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Legal Assistant
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Paralegal / Legal Assistant
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction, Office Administration and Filing Court Documents 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 $34,491 based on 12 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,937 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,324 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,972 based on 16 salaries.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 33.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (16.5% more) and New York, New York (13.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (24.2% less), Houston, Texas (4.5% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 52 survey responses.
Entry Level
23.1%
Early Career
34.6%
Mid Career
11.5%
Experienced
30.8%