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How Much Does an Executive Legal Assistant Earn In The United States?

Executive Legal Assistant Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$64,000
$39,000
$64,000
$106,000
Did you know that the average executive legal assistant makes $64,464 per year? That's valued at $30.99 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $39,000 and $106,000, meaning executive legal assistants have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most executive legal assistants find a job with professional and finance companies, while others work for retail, professional, and finance companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. New York, Delaware and Massachusetts are the top states in the U.S. to pay executive legal assistants the highest salaries.
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Where Executive Legal Assistants Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where executive legal assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Executive Legal Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an executive legal assistant is roughly $64,464 per year, which boils down to $30.99 per hour. Interestingly enough, executive legal assistants have the highest salaries in New York, NY at about $79,789 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in New York, NY is $41,000. Additionally, executive legal assistants make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, Brockton, MA, Alameda, CA, Torrington, CT, and Seattle, WA. On a more broad level, executive legal assistant salaries are highest in New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, and Rhode Island. On the contrary, Arizona, Montana, and Vermont offer the lowest executive legal assistant salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

New York, NY

Salary Range56k - 112k$80k$79,789

Washington, DC

Salary Range52k - 101k$73k$72,900

Brockton, MA

Salary Range51k - 100k$72k$71,885

Alameda, CA

Salary Range50k - 101k$71k$71,461

Torrington, CT

Salary Range47k - 95k$68k$67,595

Seattle, WA

Salary Range53k - 82k$67k$66,732

East Orange, NJ

Salary Range46k - 93k$66k$66,336

Littleton, CO

Salary Range49k - 82k$64k$63,841

Las Vegas, NV

Salary Range43k - 86k$61k$61,475

Chicago, IL

Salary Range45k - 80k$60k$60,320
$34k
$112k

High Paying Executive Legal Assistant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Executive Legal Assistants The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Lockheed Martin and Facebook as they offer the highest salaries for executive legal assistants.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Lockheed Martin
Salary Range113k - 140k$126k$126,180
Facebook
Salary Range67k - 100k$82k$82,366
Western Union
Salary Range66k - 99k$82k$81,565
Kiewit Corporation
Salary Range65k - 98k$80k$80,453
Equinix
Salary Range65k - 84k$75k$74,843
HarborOne Bancorp
Salary Range63k - 81k$72k$71,566
Macquarie Infrastructure
Salary Range58k - 86k$71k$71,176
Cambria
Salary Range61k - 77k$69k$68,961
Hoffmann-LA Roche
Salary Range59k - 78k$68k$68,238
Randstad USA
Salary Range56k - 70k$64k$63,505
$53k
$140k

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    How Much Do Executive Legal Assistants Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, executive legal assistant salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that retail, professional, and finance companies tend to offer much higher salaries for executive legal assistants. For example, executive legal assistants make a whopping average salary of $76,771 while working for retail companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $75,546 at professional companies and $73,589 at finance companies. But executive legal assistants may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $61,950.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Retail

    Salary Range63k - 93k$77k$76,771

    Professional

    Salary Range57k - 99k$76k$75,546

    Finance

    Salary Range60k - 88k$74k$73,589

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range55k - 81k$68k$67,500

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range55k - 79k$66k$66,472

    Health Care

    Salary Range54k - 74k$64k$64,050

    Hospitality

    Salary Range54k - 70k$62k$61,950
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    $99k

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    $60,000
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    San Diego, CA
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    $66,784
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    Executive Legal Assistant
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    Burlingame, CA
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    $26,547
    $26,547
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