The average hourly pay for a Paralegal with Document Preparation skills in Los Angeles, California is $20.80.
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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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Skills in Case Management, Client Interaction, Legal Research, Drafting Correspondence and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal
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 $16.81 based on 5 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.94 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.00 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.49 based on 49 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 10.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (4.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.1% less), New York, New York (7.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (6.6% less).
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