Paralegal Salary in San Francisco

Pay for Paralegals in San Francisco sits in the ballpark of $56K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Female Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,086 - $76,525
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,138
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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
$39,086 - $76,525  
   
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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$37,804 - $76,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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.
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$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).
)
$37,804 - $76,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $78K.

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Experience Affects Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 15%


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%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Document Preparation
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Document Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 1%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Office Administration
up arrow 16%

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
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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