Average Experienced Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Salary

$48,544
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,028
Bonus
$2,400
Commission
$2,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills is $48,544.
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$33k
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$49k
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$67k
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MEDIAN $48,544
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Salary
$33k - $67k
Bonus
$251 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$480 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$31k - $66k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $35,300 based on 1,254 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,979 based on 2,803 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,499 based on 1,303 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,665.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (21.2% more) and Miami, Florida (17.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (8.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,500 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.3%
Early Career
43.1%
Mid Career
20.0%
Late Career
17.5%