Average Mid-Career Legal Assistant Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$19.55
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$511
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant in San Diego, California is $19.55.
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$14.41
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$19.55
90%
$27.82
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $28
Bonus
$102 - $2,043
Total Pay
$31,364 - $68,357

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation, Drafting Correspondence and Filing Court Documents are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management and Client Interaction.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.59 based on 19 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.00 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 16.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.9% less), Los Angeles, California (9.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (9.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 124 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.3%
Early Career
48.4%
Experienced
15.3%
Late Career
21.0%