Paralegals with Litigation Case Management skills can expect to earn an average of $48K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Paralegals with Litigation Case Management skills can bottom out near $32K or peak near $69K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but years of experience and the specific company are influential factors as well. For the most part, Paralegals with Litigation Case Management skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and just under a half have dental, too. The vast majority of Paralegals with Litigation Case Management skills (90 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,532 - $68,326
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$35K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,317
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$13.59 - $29.37
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,532 - $68,326  
   
Bonus
$305.91 - $5,144  
Profit Sharing
$985 - $9,863  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$31,846 - $68,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,495
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $29.37  
   
Overtime
$21.01 - $48.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$305.91 - $5,144  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$985 - $9,863  
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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$31,846 - $68,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 728
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


Paralegals with Litigation Case Management skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Paralegals with Litigation Case Management skills make a median salary of $52K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,842

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With a pay rate for Paralegals with Litigation Case Management skills that is 50 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Paralegals with Litigation Case Management skills will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+35 percent), Washington (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+32 percent), and Miami (+17 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 416 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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