Paralegal Salary in Los Angeles

Paralegals in Los Angeles take home an average $55K annually. Final cash compensation to Los Angeles Paralegals varies from around $31K to approximately $79K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $10K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Paralegals in Los Angeles, Calif. is high. Most Los Angeles Paralegals survey respondents are women (70 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,211 - $80,168
(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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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,211 - $80,168  
   
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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$30,751 - $79,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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 (?
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 - $6,638  
   
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).
)
$30,751 - $79,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $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 1%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%


Typing
up arrow 7%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 9%


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
25%
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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