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How Much Does a Litigation Legal Assistant Earn In The United States?

Litigation Legal Assistant Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$50,000
$36,000
$50,000
$69,000
The average litigation legal assistant makes about $50,514 per year. That's $24.29 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $36,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $69,000. Many of litigation legal assistants seem to be drawn to professional and retail companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case litigation legal assistants tend to work at professional, finance, and None companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, New York and Alaska pay litigation legal assistants the highest salaries.
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Where Litigation Legal Assistants Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Litigation Legal Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Washington, New York and Alaska, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for litigation legal assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Kentucky, South Dakota, and Vermont.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range49k - 89k$67k$66,529

Seattle, WA

Salary Range50k - 76k$62k$62,362

New York, NY

Salary Range47k - 79k$62k$61,514

Washington, DC

Salary Range47k - 78k$61k$61,321

Portland, OR

Salary Range45k - 69k$56k$56,001

Dallas, TX

Salary Range40k - 67k$52k$52,487

Denver, CO

Salary Range41k - 61k$50k$50,357

Chicago, IL

Salary Range40k - 61k$50k$50,283

Framingham, MA

Salary Range38k - 61k$49k$48,953

Minneapolis, MN

Salary Range40k - 56k$48k$47,730
$29k
$89k

High Paying Litigation Legal Assistant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Litigation Legal Assistants The Most?

To earn a high income as a litigation legal assistant, working for Roetzel & Andress or Burr & Forman might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Merck & Co. and Randstad USA report highly competitive salaries for litigation legal assistants.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Roetzel & Andress
Salary Range57k - 81k$69k$68,787
Burr & Forman
Salary Range51k - 78k$63k$63,313
Merck & Co.
Salary Range58k - 68k$63k$63,258
Randstad USA
Salary Range48k - 66k$57k$57,020
Credit Acceptance
Salary Range54k - 59k$57k$56,972
Robert Half International
Salary Range43k - 53k$48k$48,126
McDonald's
Salary Range36k - 47k$41k$41,438
$36k
$81k

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    How Experience Affects Litigation Legal Assistant Salaries

    The salary for a litigation legal assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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 Litigation Legal Assistant Salaries

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Litigation Legal Assistant
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    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
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    $55,000
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    Senior Litigation Legal Assistant
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    Scottsdale, AZ
    Scottsdale, AZ
    01/23/2021
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    $31,305
    $31,305
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    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Potomac, MD
    Potomac, MD
    01/15/2021
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    $52,175
    $52,175
    01/15/2021
    General Civil Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant
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    Fredericksburg, VA
    Fredericksburg, VA
    01/15/2021
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    $45,000
    $45,000
    01/15/2021
    Litigation Legal Assistant
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    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    01/11/2021
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    $55,000
    $55,000
    01/11/2021
    Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant
    Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant
    Richmond, VA
    Richmond, VA
    12/15/2020
    12/15/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    12/15/2020
    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Miami, FL
    Miami, FL
    12/14/2020
    12/14/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    12/14/2020
    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Nashville, TN
    Nashville, TN
    11/24/2020
    11/24/2020
    $37,440
    $37,440
    11/24/2020
    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    11/24/2020
    11/24/2020
    $57,000
    $57,000
    11/24/2020
    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Litigation Legal Assistant
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    11/19/2020
    11/19/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    11/19/2020