Litigation Paralegal Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Litigation Paralegal is $49,222 per year. A skill in Complex Litigation Case Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Litigation Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$34,962 - $67,711
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MEDIAN: $49,222
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Litigation Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$13.89 - $32.52
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,962 - $67,711  
   
Bonus
$97.27 - $5,027  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $3,640  
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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$34,038 - $70,688  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,709
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $32.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.53  
Overtime
$20.00 - $53.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$97.27 - $5,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $3,640  
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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$34,038 - $70,688  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,709
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Job Description for Litigation Paralegal

The litigation paralegal performs several important duties in the litigation process. One of their primary tasks is document handling; on a day-to-day basis, they must organize, coordinate, and file necessary documents for the attorney to access. The paralegal also acts as the liaison among all involved parties of a case, including witnesses, the court, and clients. The litigation paralegal also performs a number of tasks under the supervision of attorneys, such as preparing materials for court, conducting research, and preparing for depositions. They may also be required to do a range of administrative tasks such as filing paper work, photocopying, and preparing motions for the court. The litigation paralegal is responsible for the upkeep of client files; they make new files for new clients and discard the files of those clients whose cases are closed.
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Litigation 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 Litigation Paralegal

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Washington
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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Houston
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Miami
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Boston
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National Average
$49,000
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Experience Affects Litigation Paralegal Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Litigation Paralegal Salaries

Microsoft Word
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Knowledge Discovery
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Document Management
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Case Management
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Litigation Case Management
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Legal Research
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Medical Records
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Microsoft Office
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Document Preparation
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National Average
$49,000
Drafting Correspondence
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Filing Court Documents
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Organizing
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Legal Compliance
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Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 20%
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