Average Late-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Salary

$53,907
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,388
Bonus
$3,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills is $53,907.
10%
$38k
MEDIAN
$54k
90%
$74k
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Salary
$38k - $74k
Bonus
$303 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$999 - $7k
Total Pay
$36k - $73k

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence, Case Management and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction.

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 $35,513 based on 381 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,249 based on 2,880 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,440 based on 1,109 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,624 based on 1,215 salaries.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (16.6% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,585 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.8%
Early Career
51.6%
Mid Career
19.9%
Experienced
21.8%