Average Legal Assistant Hourly Pay in San Jose, California

$19.00
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$1,011
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The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant in San Jose, California is $19.00.
10%
$14.76
10%
$19.00
50%
$32.54
90%
90%
MEDIAN $19.00
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $33
Bonus
$484 - $9,874
Total Pay
$30,885 - $72,558

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $17.19 based on 18 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.00 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.49 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 6.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (19.4% less), Houston, Texas (17.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (12.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 66 survey responses.
Entry Level
27.3%
Early Career
43.9%
Mid Career
9.1%
Experienced
12.1%
Late Career
7.6%