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Average Salary of Jobs in Legal Industry

Average Salary of Jobs in LegalLegal Industry Hopes to Recover in 2010: Have Salaries Changed?

By Staff Writer

The year of 2009 was a tough one for the legal industry, with 12,916 people laid off from major law firms, according to “What Will 2010 Bring for Big Law?” published in The Business Insider. Profits are expected to go up in 2010 as mergers and acquisitions pick up again, banks start to lending more and law firms work on the litigation resulting from the economic crisis.

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In the meantime, one obvious way for a law firm to reduce excess costs is the remove non-productive associates from the payroll. But, it also could help to be aware of any changes in market salary ranges for employees in support roles, like paralegals. Whether you considering if you should offer annual increases or want to hire new paralegals to handle heavy work at a lower cost, below we’ve collected salary data from PayScale's database for a number of job positions in the legal industry according to location and experience level.

Paralegal by Employer Type


Paralegal by Experience


Legal Secretary by Experience


Legal Assistant by Experience


Legal Records Clerk by City


Legal File Clerk by State


Legal Records Manager by Experience


Corporate Legal Specialist by Experience

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