Paralegal Salary with Knowledge Discovery skills

Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills take home approximately $45K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills spread between $30K and $67K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, roughly a third claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,888 - $67,080
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,945
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$13.11 - $28.62
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,888 - $67,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,984  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $9,978  
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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$30,274 - $66,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $28.62  
   
Overtime
$20.41 - $50.66  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,984  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $9,978  
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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$30,274 - $66,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $37K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills make a median salary of $50K. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $53K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+31 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+26 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), and Phoenix (+18 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 33%
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