Corporate Paralegal Salary

A Corporate Paralegal earns an average salary of $64,759 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Securities Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
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$43,631 - $88,534
$44K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $65,151
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$15.35 - $33.15
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MEDIAN: $24.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,631 - $88,534  
   
Bonus
$964 - $10,052  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $12,700  
Total Pay (?
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$41,960 - $89,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $33.15  
   
Overtime
$24.41 - $57.50  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$964 - $10,052  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $12,700  
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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$41,960 - $89,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Corporate Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 217 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 160 salaries. An experienced Corporate Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 183 salaries. A Corporate Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 85 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,922

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Corporate Paralegal Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Corporate Paralegal?

Corporate Paralegal in San Francisco:
"Corporate Paralegal."
Pros: It's challenging and I am constantly learning. I've been lucky to work with friendly caring lawyers despite receiving caveats in Paralegal school. It is a really rewarding career, however makes me wonder if I should go to law school.
Cons: When you work for multiple attorneys there is no uniformity. Often I have to curtail to the attorney's particular preference.

Corporate Paralegal in Ogden:
"Disconnected and disillusioned."
Pros: The values in theory are great but not put into practice and they have amazing potential.
Cons: The leadership was disconnected and ignorant at best. Once a complaint was filed by a employee that employee would find themselves fired.

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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Key Stats for Corporate Paralegal

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Corporate Paralegal Salaries

▲16%

▲11%

▲7%

National Average
$64,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Corporate Paralegal Salaries

Securities Compliance
▲53%



▲3%



Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$64,000





Mergers and Acquisitions
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%
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