Paralegal Salary in San Francisco, California (United States)

The average salary for a Paralegal in San Francisco, California is $51,281 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Compliance, Spanish Language, and Litigation Case Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Paralegal in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$38,912 - $74,248
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,281
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Paralegal in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$15.61 - $34.55
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,912 - $74,248  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
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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$37,793 - $74,599  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $34.55  
   
Overtime
$27.37 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,168  
   
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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$37,793 - $74,599  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Experience Affects Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 25%
Spanish Language
up arrow 17%
Legal Research
up arrow 7%
Document Preparation
up arrow 5%
Client Interaction
up arrow 5%
Document Management
up arrow 3%
Typing
up arrow 3%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 2%
Research Analysis
up arrow 2%
Case Management
up arrow 1%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 1%
National Average
$52,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%
Office Administration
up arrow 25%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 55 votes.
Gender
Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 13%
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