Paralegal Salary in San Francisco

Paralegals in San Francisco take home an average $56K annually. The majority of San Francisco Paralegals claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. making up 76 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,015 - $76,665
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,883
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50%
90%

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$15.47 - $34.65
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,015 - $76,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
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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$37,720 - $76,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $34.65  
   
Overtime
$28.34 - $56.34  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
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).
)
$37,720 - $76,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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.


For many Paralegals in San Francisco, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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. Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $78K on average.

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Experience Affects Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Medical Records
up arrow 12%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 10%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 9%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Document Preparation
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Document Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 1%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 2%

Spanish Language
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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