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Paralegal Salary in San Francisco (United States)

Median pay for Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. is around $54K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a 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 San Francisco Paralegals making up 74 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$39,406 - $73,421
(Median)
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54K
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73K
MEDIAN: $54,470
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Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$15.39 - $34.84
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,406 - $73,421  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,146  
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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$36,848 - $74,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.39 - $34.84  
   
Overtime
$29.09 - $59.05  
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 - $5,146  
   
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).
)
$36,848 - $74,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Experience Affects Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in San Francisco, California Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 10%
Legal Research
up arrow 6%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 5%
Spanish Language
up arrow 4%
Client Interaction
up arrow 3%
Document Preparation
up arrow 2%
Case Management
up arrow 1%
Document Management
0%
National Average
$55,000
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 2%
Research Analysis
up arrow 3%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 4%
Typing
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%
Office Administration
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%