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Paralegal Salary in San Francisco

San Francisco Paralegals take home an average $56K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegals in San Francisco making up 75 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,833 - $79,785
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,533
10%
50%
90%

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$15.36 - $34.89
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,833 - $79,785  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $4,913  
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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$37,678 - $79,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $34.89  
   
Overtime
$28.61 - $58.67  
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 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $4,913  
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).
)
$37,678 - $79,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal in San Francisco, California

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Paralegals in San Francisco. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $50K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $62K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. make a median salary of $65K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $83K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 17%


National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 11%

Medical Records
up arrow 11%

Legal Research
up arrow 10%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Document Preparation
up arrow 4%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Spanish Language
up arrow 3%

Document Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 2%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Research Analysis
up arrow 11%

Office Administration
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%