Average Early-Career Legal Assistant Hourly Pay in Irvine, California

$16.53
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$2,457
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant in Irvine, California is $16.53.
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$12.71
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$16.53
90%
$21.94
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$13 - $22
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$700 - $3,000
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$27,410 - $53,971

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.61 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.32 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 22.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (17.4% more) and New York, New York (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (9.7% less), Dallas, Texas (6.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 23 survey responses.
Mid Career
26.1%
Experienced
47.8%
Late Career
26.1%