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Paralegal Salary in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Paralegals take home approximately $55K per year on average. In the world of Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif., overall income ranges from $31K near the bottom to $80K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most Paralegals in Los Angeles report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. survey respondents are women (72 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,487 - $80,313
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,873
10%
50%
90%

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$13.92 - $27.54
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
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
$34,487 - $80,313  
   
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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$31,376 - $79,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $27.54  
   
Overtime
$23.31 - $62.92  
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).
)
$31,376 - $79,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $72K.

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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 4%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 7%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 10%


Spanish Language
up arrow 12%

Office Administration
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%