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Legal Assistant Salary

$66,265 (USD)

Average Salary

$32/hr

Average Hourly

$1,617

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $66,265 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Legal Assistant is between $47,526 and $81,704. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Legal Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Checks and examines law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds, and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by Attorney.
  • Assesses and inventories real and personal property for estate planning.
  • Investigates facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly.
Legal Assistant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Job family population: 309,940

Estimated population of Legal Assistant jobs: 210,877

Rate of error: 1.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$76,819
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Legal Assistant Job Listings for United States

Legal Assistant
Nov 21
Century City, CA, USA
BANAFSHE LAW FIRM
Candidate will assist Attorney and Paralegal and should have more than 2 years of legal assistant experience. Must have good speaking, writing and interpersonal skills are needed to write documents ...
Legal Assistant / Paralegal
Nov 21
Rochester, NY, USA
Nave Law Firm
Minimum Qualification s: * 1-3 years of experience as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant; and * Capable of performing all essential job duties and responsibilities. Preferred Skills and Experience
Legal Assistant
Nov 21
Tallahassee, FL, USA
Adecco
Adecco is currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant who can work both independently and as part of a team to join a busy law office in Tallahassee, FL. This temp to hire opportunity requires ...
Family Law Legal Assistant
Nov 21
Irvine, CA, USA
Legal Network, Inc.
We are seeking a Family Law Legal Assistant on behalf of our client firm in Irvine. You will provide overall support to a close knit and successful family law practice. 2+ years of recent family law ...
Legal Assistant
Nov 20
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Staff Logic
We have a temp to hire Legal Assistant role available in Central Phoenix. Schedule is Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Great opportunity to get your foot in the door. Legal Assistant ...

The average pay for a Legal Assistant is $66,265 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Legal Assistant is between $47,526 and $81,704. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Legal Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Nov 21
Century City, CA, USA
BANAFSHE LAW FIRM
Candidate will assist Attorney and Paralegal and should have more than 2 years of legal assistant experience. Must have good speaking, writing and interpersonal skills are needed to write documents ...
Legal Assistant / Paralegal
Nov 21
Rochester, NY, USA
Nave Law Firm
Minimum Qualification s: * 1-3 years of experience as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant; and * Capable of performing all essential job duties and responsibilities. Preferred Skills and Experience
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