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Paralegal Salary in Los Angeles

Paralegals in Los Angeles pull down an average of $55K annually. Total cash compensation for Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. runs from $32K to $78K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Los Angeles Paralegals survey respondents are women (71 percent). Job satisfaction for Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$35,234 - $78,969
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,906
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$14.51 - $27.46
(Median)
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,234 - $78,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,878  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $10,101  
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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$32,401 - $78,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $27.46  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $58.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $10,101  
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).
)
$32,401 - $78,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $43K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $52K. Los Angeles Paralegals with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $73K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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 18%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 8%


Document Preparation
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 8%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 10%


Spanish Language
up arrow 15%

Office Administration
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 18%