The average hourly pay for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Client Interaction skills in Dallas, Texas is $20.95.
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Job Description for Legal Assistant
A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through th…Read more
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Skills in Document Preparation, Drafting Correspondence, Case Management and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents.
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 $15.46 based on 7 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.25 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.27 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 25.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (21.4% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Las Vegas, Nevada (18.9% less), Houston, Texas (14.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (9.3% less).
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