Corporate Paralegal Salary

A Corporate Paralegal earns an average salary of $59,654 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Corporate Governance is associated with high pay for this job.
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$41,093 - $81,373

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$15.51 - $35.06

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,093 - $81,373  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,228  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $10,033  
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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$40,656 - $84,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 698
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $35.06  
   
Overtime
$21.70 - $55.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,228  
   
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $10,033  
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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$40,656 - $84,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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Job Description for Corporate Paralegal

Many large companies have a legal department staffed by attorneys who help ensure that the organization’s business, selling, and hiring practices all adhere to laws. These departments also represent the company in the event of any legal actions. A corporate paralegal typically works in this legal department to assist the attorneys with a variety of tasks.

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Corporate Paralegal Tasks

  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, maintain document file and file pleadings with court clerk.
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts and real estate closing statements.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.

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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Paralegal

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Experience Affects Corporate Paralegal Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Paralegal Salaries

Corporate Governance
up arrow 10%



Corporate
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 1%

Document Management
up arrow 1%

Contract Management
up arrow 1%

Mergers and Acquisitions
0%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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