The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant with Legal Research skills in Los Angeles, California is $16.75.
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Job Description for Legal Assistant
A legal assistant, also called a paralegal, works either with individual lawyers at a firm or with legal teams. He or she helps lawyers with their caseloads by performing research, searching through documents and evidence, facilitating interviews, preparing memos and providing any other assistance before and during trial proceedings. One of the key roles of a legal assistant is to help lawyers with preparing and prioritizing evidence. A legal assistant is typically tasked with looking through th…Read more
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Skills in Document Preparation, Filing Court Documents, Drafting Correspondence and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $19.60 based on 5 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.07 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 9 salaries.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 40.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (34.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (28.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (13.8% less) and Houston, Texas (2.0% less).
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