Median pay for Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. lies in the neighborhood of $63K per year. Female Paralegals in San Francisco make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Most San Francisco Paralegals report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,089 - $91,996
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $63,257
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$17.71 - $34.97
(Median)
$18
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,089 - $91,996  
   
Bonus
$209.52 - $8,250  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$39,270 - $90,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.71 - $34.97  
   
Overtime
$27.55 - $53.64  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$209.52 - $8,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$39,270 - $90,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


Paralegals in San Francisco with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. San Francisco Paralegals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $82K on average.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 19%


National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 22%

Organizational Development
up arrow 16%

Medical Records
up arrow 15%


Client Interaction
up arrow 12%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Legal Research
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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