Average Experienced Legal Assistant with Filing Skills Salary

$48,273
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,033
Bonus
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Filing skills is $48,273.
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$32k
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$48k
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$65k
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MEDIAN $48,273
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Salary
$32k - $65k
Bonus
$255 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$30k - $64k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

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Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation, Filing Court Documents and Drafting Correspondence 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 $33,965 based on 143 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,415 based on 732 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,268 based on 242 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,373.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 51.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (25.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (24.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Raleigh, North Carolina (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,340 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.7%
Early Career
54.6%
Mid Career
18.1%
Late Career
16.6%