Entry-Level Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Paralegal / Legal Assistant earns an average wage of $15.47 per hour.

$28,354 - $55,955
$28K
$39K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,900
10%
50%
90%

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$11.57 - $22.29
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.34
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50%
90%

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$0$55K
Salary $28,354 - $55,955
Bonus $0.00 - $4,162
Profit Sharing $1,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,132 - $52,065
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 194
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.57 - $22.29
Hourly Tips $3.25
Overtime $17.45 - $36.49
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,162
Profit Sharing $1,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,132 - $52,065
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 232

Paralegal / Legal Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,859

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Paralegal / Legal Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Paralegal / Legal Assistant in New York:
"Benefits."
Try to get benefits in writing that mean a lot to you and your family's future, that will be there after many years, since you have given them your allegiance.

Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Newport News:
"Don't work for idiots."
If you work for a company that has a lot of turn around, the problem is not with the people being hired, the problem stems from the top. Get out and work somewhere else.

Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Kansas City:
"Stay the Course."
Yow, will need a lot of patience . With others and your self. Keep your self informed of new Laws and Procedures. Don't take Clients , who are venting personally.

Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Don't Settle for Less Than You Are Worth."
I've seen people with similar skill sets obtain higher pay because they insisted on it. Don't start low and don't settle for less.

Key Stats for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

Legal Research
▲2%

National Average
$36,000


Typing
▼4%

Litigation Case Management
▼4%




Drafting Correspondence
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼7%

Filing Court Documents
▼8%

Microsoft Word
▼8%

Organizing
▼8%

Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Spanish Language
▼8%

Office Administration
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 41%