Legal Assistant in San Diego, California Salary

A Legal Assistant in San Diego, California earns an average wage of $18.11 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Document Management, Microsoft Office, Drafting Correspondence, Office Administration, and Document Preparation.

$30,057 - $62,873
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$50K
$63K
MEDIAN: $49,702
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$12.76 - $28.05
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MEDIAN: $18.11
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,057 - $62,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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$27,358 - $61,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $28.05  
   
Overtime
$35.25  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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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$27,358 - $61,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Legal Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working in San Diego?

Legal Assistant in San Diego:
`"$Pay and Cost of Living don't correlate."`
Pros: The weather, small town feel in a major city. Beautiful beaches and delicious Mexican food and great Brewery's.
Cons: Traffic is getting as bad as Los Angeles, salary dose not match the cost of living. Becoming very expensive to live in San Diego.

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

▲33%

Experienced
▲18%

▲11%

National Average
$40,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Document Management
▲26%

Microsoft Office
▲21%




▲9%

Scheduling
▲5%

Litigation Case Management
▲2%

Filing Court Documents
▼0%

Filing
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Word
▼2%



Customer Service
▼6%

Spanish Language
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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