A Corporate Paralegal earns an average salary of $58,466 per year.
Corporate Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$40,635 - $79,280
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MEDIAN: $58,465
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Corporate Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$16.59 - $35.46
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,635 - $79,280  
   
Bonus
$196.27 - $8,442  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,080  
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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$40,304 - $83,576  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,590
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.59 - $35.46  
   
Overtime
$23.94 - $55.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$196.27 - $8,442  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,080  
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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$40,304 - $83,576  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,590
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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Los Angeles
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Miami
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Minneapolis
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Dallas
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Houston
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Atlanta
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Boston
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National Average
$59,000
Jacksonville
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Experience Affects Corporate Paralegal Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Corporate Paralegal Salaries

Legal Research
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Contract Management
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Legal Compliance
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Document Management
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National Average
$59,000
Regulatory Compliance
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Gender
Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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