Average Experienced Legal Assistant Salary in Seattle, Washington

$65,931
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$1,983
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant in Seattle, Washington is $65,931.
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$38k
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$66k
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$79k
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MEDIAN $65,931
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Salary
$38k - $79k
Bonus
$600 - $5k
Total Pay
$40k - $80k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $40,598 based on 34 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,789 based on 155 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,128 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,568.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 3.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (34.0% less), Dallas, Texas (17.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (16.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 274 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.4%
Early Career
56.6%
Mid Career
16.4%
Late Career
14.6%