Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery Skills Salary

An average Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery skills can expect to take home roughly $47K per year. Final cash compensation to Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills varies from around $31K to approximately $67K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $6K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills are female. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, nearly one in three claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,812 - $67,370
$33K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,369
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$13.55 - $28.59
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MEDIAN: $19.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,812 - $67,370  
   
Bonus
$197.62 - $4,924  
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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$31,358 - $67,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 693
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.55 - $28.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28  
Overtime
$20.00 - $47.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$197.62 - $4,924  
   
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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$31,358 - $67,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 399
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


For many Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $55K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,749

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

For Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 53 percent above the national average. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+34 percent), Denver (+24 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+23 percent), and Seattle (+23 percent). Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charleston. St. Louis and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 218 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
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 218 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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