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Paralegal Salary

How much does a Paralegal make in California, United States?
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Salary Data for Paralegal

$73,071 (USD)/yr

$35 (USD)/hr

$1,783 (USD)/yr

$72,157 (USD)/yr

$35 (USD)/hr

$1,783 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Checks and examines law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds, and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by Attorney. Assesses and inventories real and personal property for estate planning. Investigates facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly.
The average paralegal salary in California, United States is $73,071 or an equivalent hourly rate of $35. This is 10% higher (+$6,738) than the average paralegal salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,783. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in California, United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$52,407 (USD)

$90,096 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$84,710 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Paralegal will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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