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

$31,447
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Filing skills in Chicago, Illinois is $31,447.
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Typing, Microsoft Office, Document Preparation, Filing Court Documents and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $36,569 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,324 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,500 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,368.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 51.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (24.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (15.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 37 survey responses.
Early Career
29.7%
Mid Career
16.2%
Experienced
24.3%
Late Career
29.7%