Paralegal Salary with Legal Compliance skills

For Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, annual average wages total $50K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills can bottom out near $31K or peak near $72K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The vast majority of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,543 - $71,432
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,808
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50%
90%

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$13.14 - $30.86
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,543 - $71,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,170  
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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$30,628 - $72,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 690
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $30.86  
   
Overtime
$20.35 - $47.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,170  
   
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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$30,628 - $72,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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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.


For many Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 40 percent, Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Houston (+24 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 17 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Minneapolis (16 percent lower and 8 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 259 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
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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