Paralegal Salary in San Francisco

An average San Francisco Paralegal can expect to take home roughly $56K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most San Francisco Paralegals like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegals in San Francisco making up 77 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,191 - $76,755

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$15.52 - $34.55

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,191 - $76,755  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,206  
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $5,000  
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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$38,017 - $76,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $34.55  
   
Overtime
$28.61 - $56.22  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,206  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $5,000  
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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$38,017 - $76,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of San Francisco Paralegals. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $78K.

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Experience Affects Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Medical Records
up arrow 11%


Litigation Case Management
up arrow 9%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Document Preparation
up arrow 4%

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Document Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 1%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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