Average Paralegal or Legal Assistant Salary

$49,019
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,020
Bonus
$3,500
Commission
$3,000
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The average salary for a Paralegal or Legal Assistant is $49,019.
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$31k
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$49k
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$73k
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$31k - $73k
Bonus
$202 - $5k
Profit Sharing
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Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$29k - $69k
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What Do Paralegal or Legal Assistants Do?

Job Satisfaction for Paralegal or Legal Assistant

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What Are Popular Skills for Paralegal or Legal Assistants?

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

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

An entry-level Paralegal or Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,918 based on 24 salaries. An early career Paralegal or Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,523 based on 129 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal or Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,553 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Paralegal or Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,763 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $52,614.
Employees with Paralegal or Legal Assistant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 60.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (51.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (30.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (1.3% less) and Miami, Florida (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 364 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.6%
Early Career
35.4%
Mid Career
14.6%
Experienced
23.1%
Late Career
20.3%