The average salary for a Mid-Career Legal Assistant with Document Preparation skills in Irvine, California is $51,220.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant
An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,320 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,750 based on 5 salaries.
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (9.3% more) and San Diego, California (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (15.0% less), New York, New York (3.9% less) and Houston, Texas (3.6% less).
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