Paralegal Salary in San Francisco (United States)

The average pay for a Paralegal in San Francisco, California is $52,682 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. A skill in Legal Compliance is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$38,888 - $75,539
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,681
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Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$15.44 - $34.26
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,888 - $75,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
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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$36,716 - $74,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.44 - $34.26  
   
Overtime
$29.09 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
   
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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$36,716 - $74,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Experience Affects Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%
National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 22%
Spanish Language
up arrow 8%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 7%
Legal Research
up arrow 4%
Document Preparation
up arrow 2%
Client Interaction
up arrow 1%
National Average
$53,000
Case Management
up arrow 1%
Document Management
up arrow 1%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 1%
Typing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 6%
Research Analysis
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%
Office Administration
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
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: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%