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Paralegal Salary in San Francisco

The average San Francisco Paralegal earns approximately $56K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for San Francisco Paralegals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. making up 75 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,942 - $78,386
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,533
10%
50%
90%

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$15.45 - $34.70
(Median)
$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,942 - $78,386  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $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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$37,595 - $77,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.45 - $34.70  
   
Overtime
$28.61 - $57.58  
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 - $5,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $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).
)
$37,595 - $77,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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 San Francisco Paralegals, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $62K. Paralegals in San Francisco claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $80K.

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Experience Affects Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 18%


National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 11%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 10%

Legal Research
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Document Preparation
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Document Management
0%

National Average
$55,000

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 1%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 2%

Spanish Language
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Research Analysis
up arrow 10%

Office Administration
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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