A Paralegal in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $49,871 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Real Estate, Drafting Correspondence, and Legal Compliance.

$32,150 - $70,649
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$32K
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$71K
MEDIAN: $49,871
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$13.67 - $30.33
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$14
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,150 - $70,649  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $4,734  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,230 - $69,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.67 - $30.33  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $47.79  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$98.99 - $4,734  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,230 - $69,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,360,364
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 19%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 15%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 10%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 10%

Medical Records
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Litigation Case Management
0%

National Average
$45,000

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Document Management
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Office Administration
up arrow 14%

Typing
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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