Average Late-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$63,547
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$1,800
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Chicago, Illinois is $63,547.
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$48k
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$64k
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$79k
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$48k - $79k
Bonus
$750 - $3k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$46k - $83k

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 8 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,189 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,234 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,933 based on 31 salaries.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (12.2% less), Denver, Colorado (5.5% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 124 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.5%
Early Career
54.0%
Mid Career
14.5%
Experienced
25.0%