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The average hourly pay for a Legal Intern is $15.38.
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$10 - $24
$0 - $3,250
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$20,758 - $51,884
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What Do Legal Interns Do?

Legal Intern Tasks
  • Conduct research and draft legal documents.
  • Enter data into databases and assist partners and clients with information retrieval.
  • Answer phone calls and emails and ensure documents are appropriately managed.

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Interns?

Skills in Legal Research and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Writing Procedures & Documentation and Legal Document Review.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Interns?

An entry-level Legal Intern with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.57 based on 30 salaries. An early career Legal Intern with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.16 based on 72 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Legal Intern in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 30.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (17.1% less).

Years of Experience

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