Average Legal Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$53,694
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$1,436
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The average salary for a Legal Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts is $53,694.
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$35k
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$54k
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$82k
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MEDIAN $53,694
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Salary
$35k - $82k
Bonus
$100 - $5k
Total Pay
$32k - $83k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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 that pay less than market rate include Document Management, Drafting Correspondence, Filing Court Documents, Client Interaction 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 $38,535 based on 22 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,929 based on 50 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,570 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,016 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,938.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 0.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (16.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.8% less) and Houston, Texas (9.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 154 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.3%
Early Career
32.5%
Mid Career
7.1%
Experienced
16.2%
Late Career
29.9%