Legal Office Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$32,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$32,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
General Motors
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a legal office assistant make?
As a Legal Office Assistant in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $32,304 per year or $15.53 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $47,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $22,000 per year. Most Legal Office Assistant jobs are in Retail companies and Professional companies. The best states for high paying Legal Office Assistant jobs are Alaska, California, Rhode Island, Ohio, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a Legal Office Assistant is 2.8 years.

Average Legal Office Assistant Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Legal Office Assistant in the USA is $32,304 annually or $15.53 hourly. Legal Office Assistants make the most in Washington, DC at about $42,411 per year. Even as an entry-level Legal Office Assistant, you will make $24,000 per year in Washington, DC. Alaska, California, Rhode Island, Ohio, and Connecticut are the top 5 highest earning states for Legal Office Assistants. Virginia, Arkansas, and Florida have the lowest Legal Office Assistant salaries.

Map of Legal Office Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Legal Office Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Legal Office Assistant Salary By Company

Legal Office Assistant jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Legal Office Assistants are Retail companies and Professional companies. Legal Office Assistants at General Motors and Spokane County report the highest salaries. Companies like CACI International and Robert Half International also report very competitive wages for Legal Office Assistants.

Average Legal Office Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Legal Office Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Manufacturing companies, Professional companies, and Government companies pay their Legal Office Assistants well. Manufacturing companies pay Legal Office Assistants an average salary of $35,538, Professional companies pay $32,566, and Government companys come in at $32,008. The average salary for Legal Office Assistants in the Health Care industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $31,200.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$35,538
$36k
Professional
Professional
$32,566
$33k
Government
Government
$32,008
$32k
Health Care
Health Care
$31,200
$31k

Legal Office Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Legal Office Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Legal Office Assistant can range from $27,594 to $34,147 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Legal Office Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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$29,218
$29,218
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Legal Office Assistant, General Services Division, Attorney General's Office
03/27/2020
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$31,896
$31,896
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03/25/2020
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$29,218
$29,218
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03/11/2020
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$25,044
$25,044
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03/11/2020
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$29,218
$29,218
Legal Office Assistant, Complex Litigation Division, Attorney General's Office
Legal Office Assistant, Complex Litigation Division, Attorney General's Office
03/01/2020
03/01/2020
$31,896
$31,896
Office Assistant-Legal
Office Assistant-Legal
02/12/2020
02/12/2020
$25,044
$25,044
Legal Office Assistant
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01/26/2020
01/26/2020
$28,500
$28,500
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01/22/2020
01/22/2020
$33,392
$33,392
Legal Office Assistant
Legal Office Assistant
01/16/2020
01/16/2020
$34,554
$34,554