Paralegal in San Diego, California Salary

A Paralegal in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $51,978 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Microsoft Word, Drafting Correspondence, and Real Estate.

$35,099 - $76,285
$35K
$57K
$76K
MEDIAN: $57,417
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50%
90%

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$14.67 - $29.95
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.34
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$0$76K
Salary $35,099 - $76,285
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $5,000
Total Pay (?
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$33,633 - $71,488
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $14.67 - $29.95
Overtime $22.92 - $54.63
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$33,633 - $71,488
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Paralegal Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 22 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲27%

▲16%

▼0%

National Average
$51,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲7%


Real Estate
▲4%



Knowledge Discovery
▲2%


National Average
$51,000

Legal Research
▼5%

Case Management
▼6%


Medical Records
▼9%


Typing
▼11%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 22%
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