Paralegal Salary in Los Angeles (United States)

The average pay for a Paralegal in Los Angeles, California is $54,634 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Litigation Case Management and Research Analysis.
Paralegal in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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$35,644 - $79,227
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MEDIAN: $54,633
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Paralegal in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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$13.97 - $27.07
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,644 - $79,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
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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$32,280 - $79,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $27.07  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $58.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
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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$32,280 - $79,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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 19%
Document Management
up arrow 6%
Document Preparation
up arrow 4%
Legal Research
up arrow 3%
Bankruptcy
up arrow 3%
Case Management
up arrow 2%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 13%
Typing
up arrow 14%
Spanish Language
up arrow 15%
Office Administration
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%