Paralegal Salary in Los Angeles, California (United States)

The average pay for a Paralegal in Los Angeles, California is $54,682 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, Research Analysis, and Legal Compliance.
Paralegal in Los Angeles, California Total Pay (?
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$35,298 - $78,695
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MEDIAN: $54,681
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Paralegal in Los Angeles, California Total Pay (?
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$14.17 - $27.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,298 - $78,695  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,023  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$32,234 - $78,260  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $27.63  
   
Overtime
$22.45 - $53.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,023  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $10,067  
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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$32,234 - $78,260  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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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.

Experience Affects Paralegal in Los Angeles, California Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 18%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 12%
Document Management
up arrow 6%
Document Preparation
up arrow 4%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 3%
Legal Research
up arrow 2%
Case Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$50,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 14%
Typing
up arrow 15%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 17%
Office Administration
up arrow 29%
Spanish Language
up arrow 29%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%
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