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Paralegal Salary in Los Angeles

Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. pull down an average of $55K per year. Overall cash earnings for Paralegals in Los Angeles stretch from $31K on the lower end to $80K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction for Los Angeles Paralegals is high. Most Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. survey respondents are women (71 percent). A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,455 - $80,350
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,978
10%
50%
90%

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$13.74 - $27.42
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,455 - $80,350  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$4.57 - $9,933  
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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$31,112 - $79,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $27.42  
   
Overtime
$23.33 - $63.19  
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 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.57 - $9,933  
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).
)
$31,112 - $79,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal in Los Angeles, California

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $42K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $53K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Paralegals in Los Angeles report making only $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Paralegal in Los Angeles, California Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in Los Angeles, California Salaries


Research Analysis
up arrow 22%



Legal Compliance
up arrow 8%

Document Preparation
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 8%

Typing
up arrow 8%


Spanish Language
up arrow 12%

Office Administration
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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