Average Mid-Career Legal Assistant Salary in San Francisco, California

$57,391
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$1,600
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant in San Francisco, California is $57,391.
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$41k
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$57k
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$85k
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MEDIAN $57,391
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Salary
$41k - $85k
Bonus
$493 - $5k
Total Pay
$40k - $86k

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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 popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

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

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 $44,745 based on 61 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,893 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,326 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,419.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 164 survey responses.
Entry Level
37.2%
Early Career
47.6%
Experienced
7.9%
Late Career
7.3%