Paralegal in Los Angeles Salary

Los Angeles Paralegals take home an average $58K per year. Overall cash earnings for Paralegals in Los Angeles stretch from $31K on the lower end to $81K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. making up 72 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Los Angeles Paralegals. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,386 - $81,127
(Median)
$34K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,495
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$12.80 - $28.36
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,386 - $81,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,018  
Profit Sharing
$4.71 - $9,787  
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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$30,714 - $81,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 234
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $28.36  
   
Overtime
$23.44 - $64.31  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.71 - $9,787  
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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$30,714 - $81,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $41K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. make a median salary of $74K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $69K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries


Research Analysis
up arrow 23%



Legal Compliance
up arrow 10%


Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%


Typing
up arrow 7%



Spanish Language
up arrow 14%

Office Administration
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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