Most executive legal assistants list "powerpoint," "expense reports," and "litigation" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important executive legal assistant responsibilities here:
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We've found that 52.3% of executive legal assistants have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 6.0% earned their master's degrees before becoming an executive legal assistant. While it's true that most executive legal assistants have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every six executive legal assistants did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The executive legal assistants who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and legal support services, while a small population of executive legal assistants studied criminal justice and political science.
When you're ready to become an executive legal assistant, you might wonder which companies hire executive legal assistants. According to our research through executive legal assistant resumes, executive legal assistants are mostly hired by Morgan Stanley, Robert Half, and Savage. Now is a good time to apply as Morgan Stanley has 8 executive legal assistants job openings, and there are 6 at Robert Half and 6 at Savage.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, executive legal assistants tend to earn the biggest salaries at PayPal, First Solar, and Ropes & Gray. Take PayPal for example. The median executive legal assistant salary is $76,520. At First Solar, executive legal assistants earn an average of $68,697, while the average at Ropes & Gray is $67,750. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire executive legal assistants from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Law Office, Skadden, and Manley Holding Company.
For the most part, executive legal assistants make their living in the professional and finance industries. Executive legal assistants tend to make the most in the telecommunication industry with an average salary of $64,232. The executive legal assistant annual salary in the professional and health care industries generally make $57,392 and $56,809 respectively. Additionally, executive legal assistants who work in the telecommunication industry make 33.4% more than executive legal assistants in the manufacturing Industry.