Average Mid-Career Legal Assistant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$46,131
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$1,977
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $46,131.
10%
$35k
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$46k
90%
$60k
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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction, Case Management, Filing Court Documents and Document Preparation.

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 $35,374 based on 25 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,953 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,662 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,655.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 22.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (21.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (12.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 274 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.1%
Early Career
43.8%
Experienced
21.2%
Late Career
25.9%