Entry-Level Corporate Paralegal Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Corporate Paralegal is $54,488 per year.

$39,945 - $76,297
$40K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,346
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50%
90%

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$14.64 - $31.99
$15
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,945 - $76,297  
   
Bonus
$721 - $8,190  
Profit Sharing
$3,938  
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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$35,997 - $77,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $31.99  
   
Overtime
$23.82 - $57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$721 - $8,190  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,938  
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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$35,997 - $77,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,286

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Corporate Paralegal Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Corporate Paralegal in Los Angeles:
"Non-legal components."
Try to find out how much of your work will consist of non-law or legal duties such as human resources and general office administration (answering phones, making photocopies, distributing mail). Try to determine if you will areas of independent, specialized responsibility, or if your duties will primarily be that of "assistant."

Corporate Paralegal in Hartford:
"The More I Know The Better I Can Be."
Never settle or get comfortable; keep learning and adding new skills to your skill set.

Corporate Paralegal in New York:
"Team Player."
Must be flexible and willing to work overtime with little to no notice; be a team player since at times you may finish your projects before it's due date and will have to help others with their projects; Willing to learn new software; work with little to no supervision;

Key Stats for Corporate Paralegal

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Corporate Paralegal Salaries

Corporate Governance
▲7%

Corporate
▲4%

Contract Management
▲1%

Contract Negotiation
▲1%

National Average
$53,000

Document Management
▼1%

Legal Compliance
▼1%

Legal Document Review
▼1%

Organizational Development
▼3%

Legal Research
▼5%

Regulatory Compliance
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%
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