Paralegal Salary in Los Angeles

Median pay for Paralegals in Los Angeles is around $55K annually. Total incomes of Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $31K and $79K. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Most Los Angeles Paralegals report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegals in Los Angeles making up 70 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,123 - $80,240
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,466
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90%

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$13.44 - $27.51
(Median)
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,123 - $80,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
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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$30,725 - $79,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $27.51  
   
Overtime
$23.17 - $63.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
   
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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$30,725 - $79,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $52K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $42K. Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. For some reason, Los Angeles Paralegals with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $70K.

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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 20%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 10%


Document Preparation
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%


Typing
up arrow 7%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 10%


Spanish Language
up arrow 14%

Office Administration
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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