Paralegals in San Francisco pull down an average of $63K annually. The majority of Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of San Francisco Paralegals who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Salary
$39,260 - $90,485  
   
Bonus
$152.05 - $8,877  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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$38,942 - $88,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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$17.75 - $34.04  
   
Overtime
$27.55 - $57.31  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$152.05 - $8,877  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,942 - $88,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

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


For San Francisco Paralegals, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. Paralegals in San Francisco bring in $73K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned San Francisco Paralegals with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $80K.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 20%


National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries


Organizational Development
up arrow 19%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 18%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 14%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000


Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 5%

Research Analysis
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
up arrow 18%

Spanish Language
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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