The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant in San Francisco, California is $44,745.
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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, Client Interaction, Microsoft Office and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence.
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 $46,893 based on 78 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,391 based on 29 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 Atlanta, Georgia (25.9% less), Houston, Texas (23.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (21.6% less).
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