Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average pay for a Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $41,500 per year. A skill in Legal Research is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,651 - $73,106
$33K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,850
10%
50%
90%

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$12.10 - $16.79
$14
MEDIAN: $14.00
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$0$79K
Salary $32,651 - $73,106
Bonus $2,250
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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$26,951 - $79,600
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $14.00
Overtime $18.00
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $2,250
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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$26,951 - $79,600
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

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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Paralegal / Legal Assistant Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Paralegal / Legal Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Skills That Affect Paralegal / Legal Assistant Salaries

Legal Research
▲20%

Microsoft Word
▲5%

National Average
$38,000

Document Preparation
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼8%

Drafting Correspondence
▼10%

Client Interaction
▼12%

Case Management
▼13%

Document Management
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 27%