Paralegal Salary with Knowledge Discovery skills

The average Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery skills can expect to rake in roughly $45K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills can bottom out near $30K or peak near $67K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority of Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. The majority of Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,741 - $67,263
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,861
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$13.12 - $28.67
(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
$31,741 - $67,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,990  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $9,978  
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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$30,252 - $66,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 803
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $28.67  
   
Overtime
$20.62 - $50.75  
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 - $4,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $9,978  
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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$30,252 - $66,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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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.


For Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $53K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, 39 percent higher than the national average. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+31 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+26 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), and Phoenix (+18 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 309 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: 66% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 33%
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