Paralegal in Sacramento, California Salary

Sacramento Paralegals tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $68K per year, median earnings come to $55K annually. The majority of Paralegals in Sacramento claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Paralegals in Sacramento, Calif. (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and slightly more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,152 - $69,290
$43K
$55K
$69K
MEDIAN: $54,796
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$13.97 - $30.20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$43,152 - $69,290  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$34,603 - $67,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $30.20  
   
Overtime
$27.47  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $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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$34,603 - $67,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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About Sacramento, California

Sacramento County, California
490,715
Male:
237,724 (48.4%)
Female:
252,991 (51.6%)
Sacramento (/ˌsækrəˈmɛntoʊ/; Spanish: [sakɾaˈmento]) is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. It is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley. Its estimated 2014 population of 485,199 made it the sixth-largest city in California, and the 35th largest city in the United States. Sacramento is the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which includes seven counties with a 2010 population of 2,414,783. Its metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego metropolitan area, and is the 27th largest in the United States. In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for TIME magazine named Sacramento "America's Most Diverse City". Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John...
Sacramento:
$52,151
California:
$64,500
$1,085
Sacramento:
$287,300
California:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 18 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲16%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$52,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries



Drafting Correspondence
▲1%

National Average
$52,000





Office Administration
▼2%

Knowledge Discovery
▼4%

Microsoft Word
▼8%

Typing
▼13%

Microsoft Office
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 15%