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Paralegal Salary with Knowledge Discovery skills

Median pay for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills lies in the neighborhood of $45K annually. Total cash compensation to Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills bottoms out near $30K and approaches $67K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. While some workers in this profession — one-third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,754 - $67,226
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,808
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90%

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$12.98 - $28.90
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$31,754 - $67,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $10,000  
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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$30,181 - $66,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 756
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $28.90  
   
Overtime
$20.64 - $51.21  
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 - $5,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $10,000  
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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$30,181 - $66,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 429

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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $54K.

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 Fort Lauderdale (+28 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Phoenix (+18 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Charleston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 307 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: 67% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 32%
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