Average Late-Career Legal Assistant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $65,655.
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Job Description for Legal Assistant

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence 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 $35,374 based on 26 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,779 based on 121 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,791 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,618 based on 59 salaries.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (10.0% more) and New York, New York (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9.4% less), Miami, Florida (9.3% less) and Portland, Oregon (9.3% less).

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