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Paralegal Salary with Knowledge Discovery skills (United States)

Pay for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills sits in the ballpark of $45K per year. Total cash compensation to Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $66K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills is high. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery skills Salary (?
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$31,494 - $65,930
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MEDIAN: $44,893
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Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery skills Salary (?
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$12.78 - $29.07
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,494 - $65,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
Profit Sharing
$303.04 - $7,096  
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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$30,018 - $66,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 651
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $29.07  
   
Overtime
$19.31 - $48.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$303.04 - $7,096  
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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$30,018 - $66,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
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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.
Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $38K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $45K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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San Francisco
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San Diego
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Tampa
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Portland
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Denver
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Houston
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Phoenix
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Miami
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Dallas
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$45,000
Atlanta
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Charleston
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Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+22 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), and Tampa (+14 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
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Experienced
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National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

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: 68% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 31%