The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant in San Francisco, California is $57,391.
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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
Filing Court Documents
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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 Chicago, Illinois (20.2% less), Miami, Florida (15.4% less) and New York, New York (15.3% less).
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