Average Experienced Legal Assistant with Legal Research Skills Salary

$49,394
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,110
Bonus
$1,250
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant with Legal Research skills is $49,394.
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MEDIAN $49,394
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Salary
$32k - $69k
Bonus
$98 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$30k - $66k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Filing Court Documents and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management, 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 $36,105 based on 317 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,987 based on 602 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,647 based on 268 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,316.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 31.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (26.8% more) and Houston, Texas (25.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tallahassee, Florida (9.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,327 survey responses.
Entry Level
23.9%
Early Career
45.4%
Mid Career
20.2%
Late Career
10.6%