Average Entry-Level Legal Assistant Salary in San Francisco, California

$44,745
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$1,952
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Legal Assistant in San Francisco, California is $44,745.
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MEDIAN $44,745
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$35k - $60k
Bonus
$150 - $2k
Total Pay
$34k - $58k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 132 survey responses.
Early Career
59.1%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
9.1%