Paralegal Salary in San Francisco (United States)

The average pay for a Paralegal in San Francisco, California is $52,714 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Legal Compliance and Spanish Language. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Paralegal in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$38,956 - $75,298
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,713
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Paralegal in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$16.44 - $33.86
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,956 - $75,298  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,125  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $4,958  
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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$38,138 - $74,199  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.44 - $33.86  
   
Overtime
$29.13 - $58.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,125  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $4,958  
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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$38,138 - $74,199  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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Experience Affects Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 25%
Spanish Language
up arrow 15%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 8%
Legal Research
up arrow 4%
Document Preparation
up arrow 3%
Client Interaction
up arrow 3%
Drafting Correspondence
0%
Research Analysis
0%
National Average
$53,000
Case Management
up arrow 1%
Document Management
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Office Administration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%
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