The average salary for a Late-Career Legal Assistant with Filing Court Documents skills in Los Angeles, California is $76,144.
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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
Skills in Document Preparation, Drafting Correspondence and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration and Microsoft Word.
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 $38,567 based on 7 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,192 based on 68 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,696 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,734 based on 17 salaries.
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (33.0% less), Portland, Oregon (27.1% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23.6% less).
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