Some of the skills we found on senior legal assistant resumes included "litigation," "legal research," and "legal correspondence." We have detailed the most important senior legal assistant responsibilities below.
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Before becoming a senior legal assistant, 54.9% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 6.1% senior legal assistants went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most senior legal assistants have a college degree. But about one out of every seven senior legal assistants didn't attend college at all.
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.
Once you're ready to become a senior legal assistant, you should explore the companies that typically hire senior legal assistants. According to senior legal assistant resumes that we searched through, senior legal assistants are hired the most by Ricoh, Colgate-Palmolive, and RWJBarnabas Health. Currently, Ricoh has 12 senior legal assistant job openings, while there are 6 at Colgate-Palmolive and 3 at RWJBarnabas Health.
If you're interested in companies where senior legal assistants make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Google, Portland General Electric, and Shearman & Sterling. We found that at Google, the average senior legal assistant salary is $78,092. Whereas at Portland General Electric, senior legal assistants earn roughly $68,326. And at Shearman & Sterling, they make an average salary of $68,046.
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We also looked into companies who hire senior 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.
The industries that senior legal assistants fulfill the most roles in are the government and technology industries. But the highest senior legal assistant annual salary is in the professional industry, averaging $58,939. In the finance industry they make $58,572 and average about $52,769 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, senior legal assistants who work in the professional industry earn a 73.0% higher salary than senior legal assistants in the government industry.