An average Paralegal with Knowledge Discovery skills can expect to take home roughly $47K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K each, total incomes of Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills generally range from $31K to $67K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure 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. Job satisfaction for Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $47,272
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,906 - $67,417  
   
Bonus
$148.99 - $4,941  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $5,128  
Total Pay (?
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$31,322 - $66,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $28.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28  
Overtime
$20.96 - $47.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$148.99 - $4,941  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $5,128  
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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$31,322 - $66,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 417

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $37K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $45K. For Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Paralegals with Knowledge Discovery skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $54K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,666

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), Los Angeles (+25 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+23 percent), and Seattle (+23 percent). Charleston is the lowest-paying area, 20 percent south of the national average. Workers in St. Louis and Tampa earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 227 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$46,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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