$49,818
Avg. Salary
$17.23
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills in Austin, Texas is $17.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant with Drafting Correspondence skills in Austin, Texas is $49,818 per year.

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MEDIAN $49,818
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$0$70K
Salary $29,866 - $70,808
Bonus $500 - $5,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,739 - $70,201
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.92 - $24.24
Overtime $34.99
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $500 - $5,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,739 - $70,201
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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 this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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About Austin, Texas

Travis County, Texas
931,840
Male:
475,718 (51.1%)
Female:
456,122 (48.9%)
Austin (/ˈɒstᵻn, ˈɔː-/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the 50 largest US cities and the second largest state capital city in the United States after Phoenix, Arizona. As of June 1, 2016, Austin had a population of 931,830 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,010,860 as of June 1, 2016. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado...
Austin:
$62,250
Texas:
$55,653
$1,139
Austin:
$282,700
Texas:
$152,000
3.1%

Legal Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%