Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Filing Court Documents Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$36,499
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$1,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Filing Court Documents skills in Chicago, Illinois is $36,499.
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$31k
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$36k
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$49k
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Document Preparation, Microsoft Office, Filing and Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,340 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,296 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,666 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,832.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 51.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (11.5% more) and New York, New York (7.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 95 survey responses.
Early Career
37.9%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
24.2%