A Corporate Paralegal earns an average salary of $64,009 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Securities Compliance and Corporate Governance.
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$43,691 - $88,440
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$88K
MEDIAN: $64,009
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$15.12 - $33.88
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,691 - $88,440  
   
Bonus
$514 - $10,003  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $14,750  
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$41,954 - $89,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.12 - $33.88  
   
Overtime
$21.09 - $55.91  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$514 - $10,003  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $14,750  
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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$41,954 - $89,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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: $63,375

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Corporate Paralegal Reviews

What is it like working as a Corporate Paralegal?

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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Experience Affects Corporate Paralegal Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Paralegal Salaries

Securities Compliance
up arrow 55%



Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Corporate
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Document Management
0%

Legal Research
0%

National Average
$63,000

Legal Document Review
up arrow 3%

Contract Management
up arrow 4%

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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