LEGAL ASSISTANT SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Mintz
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a legal assistant make?
Legal Assistants in the US make on average $48,436 annually or $23.29 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $79,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $29,000. Professional companies and Hospitality companies have the most job opportunities for Legal Assistants. The best states for high paying Legal Assistant jobs are Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Vermont, and Maryland. The typical tenure for a Legal Assistant is 3.6 years.

Average Legal Assistant Salary By Company

There is good job security in Legal Assistant positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Legal Assistants are in Professional companies and Hospitality companies. Companies like Mintz or Zurich will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like Fish & Richardson or AXA Advisors, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Legal Assistants.

Average Legal Assistant Salary By Location

Across America, Legal Assistants make on average $48,436 annually or $23.29 hourly. Seattle, WA reports the highest Legal Assistant salaries at $52,691 per year. Even as an entry-level Legal Assistant, you will make $26,000 per year in Seattle, WA. The highest earning states when it comes to Legal Assistant salaries are Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Vermont, and Maryland. The lowest earning states are Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Seattle, WA
$52,691
2
San Francisco, CA
$50,718
3
Portland, OR
$50,601
4
Burlington, VT
$49,802
5
Baltimore, MD
$49,266

Average Legal Assistant Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Legal Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Finance companies, Hospitality companies, and Professional companies tend to have the highest salaries for Legal Assistants. Salaries for Legal Assistants in Finance companies average $51,315 annually, while Hospitality companies and Professional companies pay $49,745 and $48,318, respectively. The types of companies that pay Legal Assistants the least are in the Retail industry, where the average annual salary is $46,184.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Finance
$51,315
2
Hospitality
$49,745
3
Professional
$48,318
4
Manufacturing
$46,620
5
Retail
$46,184

RECENTLY ADDED Legal Assistant SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
10/31/2019
$38,359
Lewis & Tompkins, P.C.
Legal Assistant
Arlington, VA
10/31/2019
$29,218
Cannon Law Firm, PLLC
Legal Assistant
10/31/2019
$27,131
Rubio & Associates
Legal Assistant
Miami, FL
10/31/2019
$35,479
Civitas Advisors, Inc.
Legal Assistant
Sacramento, CA
10/31/2019
$29,218
Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and The Office of The U.S. Attorneys
Legal Assistant
10/30/2019
$49,572
Spherion
Legal Assistant
10/30/2019
$45,000
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Legal Assistant
New York, NY
10/30/2019
$57,145
Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and The Office of The U.S. Attorneys
Legal Assistant
Portland, OR
10/30/2019
$36,139
Mack & Associates
Legal Assistant
Chicago, IL
10/30/2019
$35,000
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