The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Los Angeles, California is $57,335.
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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 Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction 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 $40,588 based on 13 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,172 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,500 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,132.
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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 Atlanta, Georgia (27.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (21.1% less) and Houston, Texas (13.9% less).
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