Legal Assistant salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 16,320 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Legal Assistants make?
The average total salary for a Legal Assistant is $41,500 per year. This is based on data from 16,320 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Legal Assistant and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Legal Assistant salary can vary between $19,500 to $80,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Legal Assistant salary by location

Legal Assistant salary by company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
County Of Pierce, Pierce County, WA
22 income tax records
$42K – $69K
Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA
14 income tax records
$42K – $69K
State Of Washington, Thurston County, WA
13 income tax records
$33K – $53K
Flatiron Services, Franklin County, OH
15 income tax records
$37K – $53K
Suttell Associates P S, King County, WA
10 income tax records
$22K – $71K
City Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
12 income tax records
$27K – $46K
Advanstaff HR, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$27K – $45K
Office Of The Attorney General, Travis County, TX
11 income tax records
$28K – $47K
ADP, Los Angeles County, CA
10 income tax records
$29K – $62K
Insperity, Harris County, TX
10 income tax records
$16K – $50K
Law Offices Kanner And Pintaluga, Palm Beach County, FL
13 income tax records
$26K – $44K
State Of Arizona, Maricopa County, AZ
13 income tax records
$28K – $39K
State Of Florida, Leon County, FL
10 income tax records
$25K – $41K

Legal Assistant demographics in United States

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68% are single
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32% are married
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35% have kids
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42% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Legal Assistants in United States

16,320 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a legal assistant in the United States is $41,500 per year. Legal assistant salaries in the United States can vary between $19,500 to $80,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 16,320 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as legal assistant.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for legal assistants in the United States: County of Pierce ($55,500 a year), Los Angeles County ($50,000 a year), and State of Washington ($45,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for legal assistants in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($58,000 a year), Boston Metro Area, MA ($52,500 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($52,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.