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Average Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salary

$48,457
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,315
Bonus
$13,000
Commission
$3,250
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The average salary for a Paralegal / Legal Assistant is $48,457.
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$34k
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$48k
90%
$72k
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$34k - $72k
Bonus
$304 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$175 - $8k
Commission
$0 - $13k
Total Pay
$31k - $69k
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What Do Paralegal / Legal Assistants Do?

Job Satisfaction for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

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What Are Popular Skills for Paralegal / Legal Assistants?

Skills in Filing Court Documents and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Case Management and Document Preparation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal / Legal Assistants?

An entry-level Paralegal / Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,615 based on 106 salaries. An early career Paralegal / Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,557 based on 511 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal / Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,205 based on 226 salaries. An experienced Paralegal / Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,156 based on 277 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $56,446.
Employees with Paralegal / Legal Assistant in their job title in West Palm Beach, Florida earn an average of 6.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Richmond, Virginia (11.5% less), St. Louis, Missouri (11.4% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,390 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.6%
Early Career
36.8%
Mid Career
16.3%
Experienced
19.9%
Late Career
19.4%