Corporate Paralegal Salary

A Corporate Paralegal earns an average salary of $60,683 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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$42,411 - $82,472
(Median)
$42K
$61K
$82K
MEDIAN: $60,683
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$15.36 - $35.74
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$15
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,411 - $82,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,083  
Profit Sharing
$297.70 - $11,737  
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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$41,319 - $86,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 694
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $35.74  
   
Overtime
$21.34 - $57.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,083  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.70 - $11,737  
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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$41,319 - $86,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,394

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Corporate Paralegal Reviews

What is it like working as a Corporate Paralegal?

Corporate Paralegal in Hartford:
"Challenging, interesting, stressful at times."
Pros: You get to research and develop a case, meeting interesting clients, and find the work challenging and engaging.
Cons: The job can be very hectic and stressful at times. Information is case sensitive and time and deadline driven.

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Experience Affects Corporate Paralegal Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Paralegal Salaries

Corporate Governance
up arrow 12%




Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%

Corporate
up arrow 3%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Contract Management
up arrow 1%

Document Management
0%

National Average
$61,000

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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