Average Legal Assistant Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$16.36
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$781
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The average hourly pay for a Legal Assistant in San Diego, California is $16.36.
10%
$12.33
10%
$16.36
50%
$24.37
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90%
MEDIAN $16.36
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
Bonus
$150 - $2,990
Total Pay
$26,693 - $62,243

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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
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Filing Court Documents and Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management, Client Interaction 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 $13.75 based on 40 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 65 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.50 based on 44 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 $22.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.4% less) and Houston, Texas (4.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 188 survey responses.
Entry Level
21.3%
Early Career
34.6%
Mid Career
23.4%
Experienced
10.6%
Late Career
10.1%