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How much does a Legal Assistant make in the United States?

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6.8k salaries reported, updated at Oct 20, 2020
$16.13
per hour

The average salary for a legal assistant is $16.13 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Law Degree
+45.78%
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iManage
+45.93%
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Document Management Systems
+29.80%
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Microsoft Powerpoint
+21.26%
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SharePoint
+24.71%
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Smartsheet
+74.96%
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Paralegal Certificate
+6.39%
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Most common benefits for Legal Assistants

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health savings account
  • On-site gym
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 863 ratings

46% of Legal assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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