Legal Assistant Salary in the US

$46,300
per year
per month
$3,860
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,150/year
Bonus
$100/month

Legal Assistant - Average Salary

The average salary for a Legal Assistant is $46,300 per year ($3,860 per month), which is $7,190 (-13%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Legal Assistant can expect an average starting salary of $32,475. The highest salaries can exceed $68,320.
$32,475
Low
$46,300
Average salary
$68,320
High
$2,710
Low
$3,860
Average salary
$5,690
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$36,500
$73,000
Salary$32,475 - 68,320
Bonus$0 - 4,680
Total Pay$32,475 - 73,000
$0
$3,040
$6,080
Salary$2,710 - 5,690
Bonus$0 - 390
Total Pay$2,710 - 6,080

Legal Assistant Salary Range

Low
$32,475
Average salary
$46,300
Senior
$56,200
High
$68,320
Low
$2,710
Average salary
$3,860
Senior
$4,680
High
$5,690
Among Legal Assistants in the U.S., Entry Level Legal Assistants have the lowest salaries, while Bilingual Legal Assistants, Corporate Legal Assistants or Executive Legal Assistants enjoy the highest salaries.

Legal Assistant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Google Legal Assistant$66K/year
+42% 
Amazon Legal Assistant$64K/year
+39% 
Executive Legal Assistant$58K/year
+25% 
Corporate Legal Assistant$54K/year
+16% 
Bilingual Legal Assistant$52K/year
+12% 
Entry Level Legal Assistant$37K/year
 -21%

Legal Assistant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Legal Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $36,450 per year. A mid level Legal Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $44,750, while a Senior Legal Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $52,220. Legal Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn $55,620 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Legal Assistant

Late Career▲ +20%
Senior▲ +13%
Average Salary$46,300/year
Mid Level▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -21%

Gender Breakdown

Female
90%
Male
10%

Legal Assistant - Jobs by Location

Legal Assistant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Legal Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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