The average pay for a Legal Assistant in Los Angeles, California is $18.15 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Litigation Case Management and Microsoft Word. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$29,558 - $77,780
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$30K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $48,687
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$12.00 - $28.74
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$12
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,558 - $77,780  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$26,075 - $74,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $28.74  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $57.36  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$194.89 - $5,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,075 - $74,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 28%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 25%


Drafting Correspondence
0%

National Average
$43,000

Document Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%



Typing
up arrow 8%


Organizing
up arrow 9%

Filing
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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