The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts is $72,227.
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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, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction, Filing Court Documents and Organizing 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 $39,115 based on 23 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,801 based on 50 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,195 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,356 based on 24 salaries.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17.6% less), Miami, Florida (17.6% less) and Portland, Oregon (17.5% less).
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