Paralegal Salary with Legal Compliance skills

Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills take home an average $50K per year. Total cash compensation to Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills bottoms out near $31K and approaches $72K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Most Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although just under one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,502 - $71,585

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$13.09 - $30.70

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,502 - $71,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $7,282  
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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$30,563 - $72,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 708
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $30.70  
   
Overtime
$20.46 - $48.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $7,282  
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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$30,563 - $72,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 365
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills that is 40 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+23 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Indianapolis and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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