$53,188
Avg. Salary
$22.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,377

Bonus

$2,936

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $22.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $53,188 per year.

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$15.53
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$22.64
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MEDIAN $22.64
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$37k
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$74k
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MEDIAN $53,188
$37,324 - $74,319
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MEDIAN: $53,188
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$0$74K
Salary $37,324 - $74,319
Bonus $304 - $4,976
Profit Sharing $967 - $7,182
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,630 - $74,222
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,608
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $15.53 - $32.33
Overtime $24.62 - $54.93
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $304 - $4,976
Profit Sharing $967 - $7,182
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,630 - $74,222
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 805

Job Description for Legal Assistant

A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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Legal Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,951

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 498 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries



▼0%

National Average
$52,000


Organizing
▼1%

Document Management
▼2%

Case Management
▼2%

Scheduling
▼2%

Transcription
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 498 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 32%