The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant in Santa Ana, California is $15.52.
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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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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Document Preparation, Client Interaction and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Spanish Language and Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant
An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.27 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.26 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.85 based on 6 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 30.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (11.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.3% less).
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