Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery Skills Salary

Median pay for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills lies in the neighborhood of $46K annually. Overall cash earnings for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills stretch from $31K on the lower end to $67K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Although a majority have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, nearly one in three claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,482 - $66,851
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$32K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,503
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$13.21 - $28.45
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,482 - $66,851  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,018  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $9,839  
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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$30,572 - $66,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,012
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $28.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.27 - $50.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $9,839  
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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$30,572 - $66,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 560
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


For Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $37K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $45K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills make $50K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $54K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,666

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For Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+38 percent), San Francisco (+29 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+26 percent), and Phoenix (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 1 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 357 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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