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

$15.00
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$500
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant in San Diego, California is $15.00.
10%
$12.00
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$15.00
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$20.65
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Bonus
$50 - $2,525
Total Pay
$25,506 - $45,515

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $14.03 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.50 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.29 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 34.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (29.3% more) and New York, New York (9.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 110 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.2%
Mid Career
40.9%
Experienced
18.2%
Late Career
22.7%