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Corporate Paralegal Salary

A Corporate Paralegal earns an average salary of $59,004 per year.
$40,950 - $79,528
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,004
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$16.94 - $35.68
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,950 - $79,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,227  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $8,000  
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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$40,418 - $83,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 856
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.94 - $35.68  
   
Overtime
$22.79 - $53.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,227  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $8,000  
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).
)
$40,418 - $83,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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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





Regulatory Compliance
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Contract Management
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Legal Document Review
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Legal Compliance
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Document Management
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National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 267 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%