Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Paralegal / Legal Assistant is $45,000
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal / Legal Assistants?
An early career Paralegal / Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,500 based on 3 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,649.
What Do Paralegal / Legal Assistants Do?
A paralegal (also known as a legal assistant) works in a law office for one or more attorneys to assist them in the execution of their practice. Many times a paralegal will be called upon to type written notes or transcribe recordings of meetings or telephone calls. A paralegal must also be organized and comfortable with research and document drafting; they also must have outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
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