Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery Skills Salary

Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills pull down an average of $48K per year. In the world of Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, total cash compensation can vary between $31K and $67K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $6K, respectively. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in three lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. The vast majority of Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills (90 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,814 - $67,212
$33K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,820
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50%
90%

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$13.40 - $28.30
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,814 - $67,212  
   
Bonus
$207.81 - $4,881  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,781  
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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$31,125 - $66,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $28.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28  
Overtime
$20.33 - $46.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$207.81 - $4,881  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,781  
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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$31,125 - $66,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 436

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 411 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 315 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 368 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 208 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,673

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills that is 53 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+34 percent), Denver (+24 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+24 percent), and Seattle (+23 percent). In Charleston, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Orlando (12 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 252 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 252 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 34%
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