Paralegal Salary in Los Angeles

Pay for Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. sits in the ballpark of $56K annually. Cash earnings for Paralegals in Los Angeles — including $8K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $81K depending on individual performance. Most Los Angeles Paralegals survey respondents are women (71 percent). A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. The majority of Paralegals in Los Angeles claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,497 - $80,915

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$13.22 - $27.73

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,497 - $80,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,796  
Profit Sharing
$4.71 - $9,787  
Total Pay (?
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$30,869 - $80,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $27.73  
   
Overtime
$23.41 - $64.48  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,796  
   
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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$30,869 - $80,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $41K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $53K on average. Los Angeles Paralegals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $74K. Paralegals in Los Angeles who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $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 22%



Legal Compliance
up arrow 7%

Document Preparation
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%



Typing
up arrow 10%


Spanish Language
up arrow 16%

Office Administration
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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