Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Client Interaction Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$15.58
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$1,000
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant with Client Interaction skills in Chicago, Illinois is $15.58.
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$12.16
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$15.58
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$24.66
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$12 - $25
Bonus
$197 - $1,526
Total Pay
$27,928 - $50,410

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Spanish Language, Filing Court Documents, Document Preparation and Filing.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.07 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.55 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.43 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $0.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 13.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (13.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (4.4% less) and Los Angeles, California (2.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 97 survey responses.
Early Career
46.4%
Mid Career
10.3%
Experienced
17.5%
Late Career
25.8%