Paralegal in Los Angeles Salary

Average Los Angeles Paralegals make around $60K annually. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. making up 76 percent. For the most part, Paralegals in Los Angeles enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,235 - $80,053
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$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,067
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$11.48 - $36.72
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MEDIAN: $20.23
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,235 - $80,053  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,061 - $82,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $36.72  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $61.11  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.27 - $6,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$30,061 - $82,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. Paralegals in Los Angeles with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $67K on average.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲30%

▲27%

▲17%

National Average
$53,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Organizational Development
▲43%

Research Analysis
▲29%


Legal Compliance
▲20%






National Average
$53,000




Typing
▼5%


Office Administration
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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