The average salary for a Legal Assistant with Filing Court Documents skills in San Francisco, California is $48,293.
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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 and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Management, Case Management and Drafting Correspondence.
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 $49,700 based on 8 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,584 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,023 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Legal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,666 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,875.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.6% more) and Miami, Florida (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (1.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.6% less).
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