The average hourly pay for a Paralegal with Legal Research skills in San Jose, California is $27.53.
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Job Description for Paralegal
Paralegals perform legal-, regulatory- and business-related research for lawyers working at their organization. Most of the time, paralegals work for law offices, corporations’ legal departments or courts. These professionals also provide legal support services to attorneys. They assist lawyers in filing materials such as motions, memoranda, pleadings and briefs in various court systems, as well as accompany lawyers to see clients and/or to go to court. Paralegals may have to interview clients…Read more
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Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Litigation Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction, Case Management and Document Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal
An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.21 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.28 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.50 based on 6 salaries.
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Employees with Paralegal in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 13.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (29.2% less), Houston, Texas (28.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (27.6% less).
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