Pay for Los Angeles Paralegals sits in the ballpark of $61K annually. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. making up 78 percent. Work is enjoyable for Paralegals in Los Angeles, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,883 - $83,343
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$35K
$61K
$83K
MEDIAN: $61,046
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$11.36 - $37.01
(Median)
$11
$21
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,883 - $83,343  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,294 - $83,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $37.01  
   
Overtime
$24.16 - $66.23  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$30,294 - $83,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Paralegals in Los Angeles, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. For some reason, Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $65K.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 50%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 18%




Document Preparation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Bankruptcy
up arrow 4%



Typing
up arrow 5%




Office Administration
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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