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Average Paralegal Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$21.37
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$2,021
Bonus
$2,500
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Paralegal in Los Angeles, California is $21.37.
10%
$15.18
MEDIAN
$21.37
90%
$33.27
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $33
Bonus
$307 - $6,787
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $4,069
Total Pay
$34,811 - $81,866
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What Do Paralegals Do?

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Paralegals?

Skills in Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence, Legal Research, Client Interaction 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 $16.80 based on 25 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.07 based on 170 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.57 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.65 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (12.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (10.5% less) and Houston, Texas (8.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 431 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.8%
Early Career
39.4%
Mid Career
26.0%
Experienced
17.9%
Late Career
10.9%