Average Paralegal Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$22.13
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$1,200
Bonus
$3,200
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The average hourly pay for a Paralegal in San Diego, California is $22.13.
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$15.12
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$22.13
90%
$31.90
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $32
Bonus
$247 - $5,829
Profit Sharing
$1,720 - $4,069
Total Pay
$34,245 - $73,866
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What Are Popular Skills for Paralegals?

Skills in Drafting Correspondence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research, Client Interaction, Case Management and Document Preparation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Paralegals?

An entry-level Paralegal with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.86 based on 13 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.14 based on 122 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.93 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.00 based on 69 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (16.2% less), Houston, Texas (13.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (12.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 306 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.2%
Early Career
39.9%
Mid Career
23.2%
Experienced
22.5%
Late Career
10.1%