Paralegal in San Francisco Salary

Pay for Paralegals in San Francisco sits in the ballpark of $58K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most San Francisco Paralegals. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif. survey respondents are women (77 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,549 - $81,371
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,154
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90%

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$15.29 - $34.31
(Median)
$15
$24
$34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,549 - $81,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,835  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
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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$38,178 - $81,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.29 - $34.31  
   
Overtime
$27.63 - $57.03  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,835  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
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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$38,178 - $81,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


For many Paralegals in San Francisco, Calif., more experience generally translates to higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $51K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $64K. Paralegals in San Francisco bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. San Francisco Paralegals who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $82K.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Medical Records
up arrow 9%




Document Preparation
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 1%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$57,000

Spanish Language
up arrow 1%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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