Legal Assistant in Sacramento, California Salary

A Legal Assistant in Sacramento, California earns an average wage of $15.46 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Litigation Case Management, Document Preparation, and Word Processing.

$24,053 - $65,116
$24K
$48K
$65K
MEDIAN: $47,756
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90%

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$10.60 - $23.94
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.40
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$0$65K
Salary $24,053 - $65,116
Bonus $98.63 - $2,051
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,096 - $59,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $10.60 - $23.94
Overtime $17.62 - $47.09
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $98.63 - $2,051
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,096 - $59,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

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 this potential evidence, marking passages and pages for further study by case attorneys. The legal assistant may also be tasked with providing reports and summaries of the evidence for circulation among the legal team.

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Legal Assistant Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

About Sacramento, California

Sacramento County, California
490,715
Male:
237,724 (48.4%)
Female:
252,991 (51.6%)
Sacramento (/ˌsækrəˈmɛntoʊ/; Spanish: [sakɾaˈmento]) is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. It is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley. Its estimated 2014 population of 485,199 made it the sixth-largest city in California, and the 35th largest city in the United States. Sacramento is the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which includes seven counties with a 2010 population of 2,414,783. Its metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego metropolitan area, and is the 27th largest in the United States. In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for TIME magazine named Sacramento "America's Most Diverse City". Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John...
Sacramento:
$52,151
California:
$64,500
$1,085
Sacramento:
$287,300
California:
$449,100
5.1%

Legal Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Legal Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Legal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$40,000

▼34%

Skills That Affect Legal Assistant Salaries

Litigation Case Management
▲49%

Document Preparation
▲16%

Word Processing
▲6%

Filing Court Documents
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

Drafting Correspondence
▼13%

Typing
▼14%

Organizing
▼17%

Filing
▼21%

Customer Service
▼26%

Client Interaction
▼29%

Case Management
▼31%

Spanish Language
▼32%

Microsoft Office
▼34%

Scheduling
▼35%

Office Administration
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 22%