Paralegal in Los Angeles Salary

Paralegals in Los Angeles take home an average $58K annually. Total cash compensation for Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. runs from $31K to $81K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Los Angeles Paralegals. Female Paralegals in Los Angeles make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $54K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $69K.

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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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