"legal documents," "legal advice," and "counsel" aren't the only skills we found senior legal assistants list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of senior legal assistant responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 54.9% of senior legal assistants have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 6.1% earned their master's degrees before becoming a senior legal assistant. While it's true that most senior 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 seven senior legal assistants did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The senior 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 senior legal assistants studied criminal justice and political science.
When you're ready to become a senior legal assistant, you might wonder which companies hire senior legal assistants. According to our research through senior legal assistant resumes, senior legal assistants are mostly hired by Deloitte, Hartford South, and CACI International. Now is a good time to apply as Deloitte has 4 senior legal assistants job openings, and there are 3 at Hartford South and 1 at CACI International.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, senior legal assistants tend to earn the biggest salaries at Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, and Energy Transfer Equity LP. Take Goldman Sachs for example. The median senior legal assistant salary is $75,845. At Deloitte, senior legal assistants earn an average of $68,899, while the average at Energy Transfer Equity LP is $68,393. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at LAW Offices, Skadden, and Robert Half International. These three companies have hired a significant number of senior legal assistants from these institutions.
The industries that senior legal assistants fulfill the most roles in are the professional and finance industries. But the highest senior legal assistant annual salary is in the finance industry, averaging $72,897. In the professional industry they make $71,937 and average about $62,175 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, senior legal assistants who work in the finance industry earn a 36.7% higher salary than senior legal assistants in the insurance industry.