Paralegal or Legal Assistant

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October 30, 2016

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Paralegal or Legal Assistant Job Description

Paralegals / Legal Assistants Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents. Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts and real estate closing statements. Prepare affidavits or other documents, maintain document file and file pleadings with court clerk. Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents. Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases. Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing. Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.

Paralegal or Legal Assistant Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Paralegal or Legal Assistant is $38080 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $58103. The lowest salary reported was $24262. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Paralegal or Legal Assistant is $14.305 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $19.63. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $8.98. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Paralegal or Legal Assistant are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $1521 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $350 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Paralegal or Legal Assistant. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $30,000 – $79,804
Florida – $27,655 – $52,957
Georgia – $22,301 – $62,145
New York – $28,206 – $66,981
Pennsylvania – $31,027 – $61,277
Texas – $29,661 – $61,463
Virginia – $28,828 – $52,551

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These are the highest paying cities for a Paralegal or Legal Assistant. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Atlanta, Georgia –
Chicago, Illinois –
Miami, Florida –
Washington, District of Columbia –
Seattle, Washington –
Phoenix, Arizona –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Paralegal or Legal Assistant from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $38080 while in 2007 it was just $35314.72

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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88%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 12% of Paralegal or Legal Assistants were males while 88% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

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$24,273 – $55,534
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$26,991 – $62,252
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$22,757 – $52,625

Future Jobs

Corporate Paralegal
$36,703 – $80,162
Attorney / Lawyer
$45,673 – $175,246
Paralegal Supervisor
$35,558 – $84,702


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