Legal Assistant in Los Angeles Salary

The average pay for a Legal Assistant in Los Angeles, California is $18.61 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.

$29,799 - $79,918
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MEDIAN: $52,232
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$12.65 - $29.48
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,799 - $79,918  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $5,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$27,059 - $75,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $29.48  
   
Overtime
$18.19 - $58.16  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$484.79 - $5,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$27,059 - $75,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
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California:
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$1,271
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California:
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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 24 salaries. A Legal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 23 salaries.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲63%

▲36%

▲17%

National Average
$44,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries



National Average
$44,000



▼3%




▼7%


▼9%

Filing
▼10%


Microsoft Office
▼12%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 31%