Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Legal Assistant make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$68,479 / yrTotal Pay
$38,855 / yrBase Pay
$29,624 / yrAdditional Pay

$68,479

 / yr
$10K$503K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Legal Assistant is $68,479 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $38,855 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $29,624 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Legal Assistant salary is $38,855. Salaries can range from $9,887 - $503,161. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Legal Assistant in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $68,479.

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$68,479 /yr
Legal Assistant
$75,662 /yr
Senior Legal Assistant
$75,738 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Legal Assistant?

Some related job titles are Law Clerk Salaries with median pay of $57,300, Legal Administrative Assistant Salaries with median pay of $75,293, Legal Assistant/Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $70,260, Legal Intern Salaries with median pay of $49,727.

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McCabe, Weisberg & Conway
2.3

McCabe, Weisberg & Conway

Legal Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $13 - $26

$13

$26

$13 - $26 Range

Morgan and Morgan
2.9

Morgan and Morgan

Legal Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $13 - $28

$13

$28

$13 - $28 Range

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
3.9

$45K

$82K

$45,000 - $82,500 Range

US Department of Justice
4.1

$48,978

 /yr
Range: $34K - $74K

$34K

$74K

$33,721 - $74,295 Range

Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners
3.4

$12

$23

$12 - $23 Range

Cole, Scott & Kissane
3.2

Cole, Scott & Kissane

Legal Assistant

$52,438

 /yr
Range: $35K - $70K

$35K

$70K

$34,984 - $70,250 Range

LawFirm.com
4.1

LawFirm.com

Legal Assistant - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $11 - $41

$11

$41

$11 - $41 Range

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Brock & Scott, PLLC
2.8

Brock & Scott, PLLC

Legal Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $12 - $21

$12

$21

$12 - $21 Range

Manley Deas Kochalski
3.5

Manley Deas Kochalski

Legal Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $14 - $22

$14

$22

$14 - $22 Range

Kerr, Robichaux & Carroll
2.7

Kerr, Robichaux & Carroll

Legal Assistant - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $13 - $19

$13

$19

$13 - $19 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Legal Assistant

$66,070

 /yr
Range: $37K - $99K

$37K

$99K

$37,363 - $98,773 Range

Vaco
3.8

Vaco

Legal Assistant - Hourly

$16

$23

$16 - $23 Range

Progressive Insurance
3.8

Progressive Insurance

Legal Assistant

$57,592

 /yr
Range: $40K - $74K

$40K

$74K

$39,852 - $73,591 Range

Goldberg Segalla
2.8

Goldberg Segalla

Legal Assistant

$57,176

 /yr
Range: $40K - $78K

$40K

$78K

$39,904 - $78,481 Range

Weitz & Luxenberg
3.0

Weitz & Luxenberg

Legal Assistant - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $15 - $31

$15

$31

$15 - $31 Range

Nyman Turkish
3.2

Nyman Turkish

Legal Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $21

$15

$21

$15 - $21 Range

White & Case
4.0

White & Case

Legal Assistant

$50,978

 /yr
Range: $44K - $59K

$44K

$59K

$44,138 - $58,683 Range

CGI
3.8

CGI

Legal Assistant

$56,750

 /yr
Range: $42K - $72K

$42K

$72K

$42,046 - $72,442 Range

Sullivan & Cromwell
3.6

Sullivan & Cromwell

Legal Assistant

$54,080

 /yr
Range: $50K - $84K

$50K

$84K

$50,299 - $84,302 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Legal Assistant

$75,777

 /yr
Range: $42K - $107K

$42K

$107K

$42,262 - $107,268 Range

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$30,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Legal Assistant with 1 to 3 years of experience

$18

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8 days ago by a Legal Assistant/Paralegal with 1 to 3 years of experience

$15

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8 days ago by a Legal Assistant with 1 to 3 years of experience

$55,000

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8 days ago by a Legal Practice Assistant with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Legal Assistant with 1 to 3 years of experience

$16

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8 days ago by a Legal Assistant with less than one year of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Legal Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a Legal Assistant is $44,552 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Legal Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 9173 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Legal Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Legal Assistant in United States is $65,470 per year.

The lowest salary for a Legal Assistant in United States is $30,317 per year.

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