Average Early-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation Skills Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$16.72
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$2,037
Bonus
$1,600
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Los Angeles, California is $16.72.
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$12.36
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$16.72
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$24.75
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
Bonus
$489 - $6,040
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,600
Total Pay
$28,567 - $57,848

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $15.05 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.97 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.35 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (13.6% more) and New York, New York (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (10.9% less), Dallas, Texas (8.3% less) and Portland, Oregon (7.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 86 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.3%
Mid Career
33.7%
Experienced
30.2%
Late Career
19.8%