Paralegal in San Francisco Salary

Median pay for San Francisco Paralegals lies in the neighborhood of $65K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegals in San Francisco making up 78 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,332 - $91,042
$44K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,735
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$18.04 - $34.29
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$28
$34
MEDIAN: $27.63
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,332 - $91,042  
   
Bonus
$154.56 - $9,788  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$41,743 - $89,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Hourly Rate
$18.04 - $34.29  
   
Overtime
$26.43 - $58.93  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$154.56 - $9,788  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$41,743 - $89,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
864,816
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 16 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲25%

▲19%

▲9%

National Average
$63,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲20%

Medical Records
▲13%





Microsoft Word
▲1%


National Average
$63,000

Case Management
▼2%

Drafting Correspondence
▼3%



Client Interaction
▼7%

Office Administration
▼21%

Spanish Language
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 6%
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