The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant with Case Management skills in Seattle, Washington is $65,006.
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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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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant
Filing Court Documents
Litigation Case Management
Skills in Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Litigation Case Management, Document Preparation and Filing Court Documents.
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 $44,838 based on 52 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,028 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,150 based on 7 salaries.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 4.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (27.7% less), Orlando, Florida (20.0% less) and San Diego, California (7.7% less).
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