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Corporate Paralegal Salary

A Corporate Paralegal earns an average salary of $59,261 per year. A skill in Corporate Governance is associated with high pay for this job.
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$41,053 - $80,762
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,261
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90%

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$17.05 - $34.99
(Median)
$17
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,053 - $80,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,024  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $9,744  
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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$40,597 - $84,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 761
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.05 - $34.99  
   
Overtime
$21.22 - $54.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $9,744  
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).
)
$40,597 - $84,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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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

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Experience Affects Corporate Paralegal Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Paralegal Salaries

Corporate Governance
up arrow 11%



Corporate
up arrow 3%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 3%

Document Management
up arrow 2%

Contract Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%