Average Experienced Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$53,480
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$2,200
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Chicago, Illinois is $53,480.
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$39k
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$53k
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$73k
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $34,693 based on 9 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,189 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,536 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,430.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.7% more) and Austin, Texas (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (14.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 142 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.3%
Early Career
49.3%
Mid Career
14.1%
Late Career
30.3%