Paralegal Salary with Legal Compliance skills (United States)

Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills can expect to earn an average of $47,166 annually. Pay ranges from $30,014 on the low end to $70,954 per year on the higher side. Cash earnings—which sometimes include up to $5,067 from bonuses and more than $7,047 from profit sharing—stretch from around $31,099 to approximately $70,203. Residency and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While 24 percent report receiving no health benefits, 74 percent do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The majority of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills Salary (?
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$31,099 - $70,203
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MEDIAN: $49,379
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Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills Salary (?
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$13.03 - $30.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,099 - $70,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,067  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $7,047  
Total Pay (?
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$30,014 - $70,954  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 477
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $30.80  
   
Overtime
$19.53 - $47.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $7,047  
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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$30,014 - $70,954  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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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.
Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills generally obtain higher salaries for more plentiful past experience. New salaries start at $38K and reach $51K in five to 10 years. Compensation is $53K after 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the field, Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $57K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Houston
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Denver
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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San Diego
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Seattle
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Boston
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National Average
$47,000
Indianapolis
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Minneapolis
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Dallas
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Tampa
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Atlanta
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For Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Houston, Denver, Chicago, and New York, where Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills typically earn around 27 percent, 25 percent, 23 percent, and 18 percent more than usual. Place of residency plays a huge part in a Paralegal's salary, with Atlanta Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills earning salaries that are 27 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Minneapolis (-24 percent and -14 percent, respectively).

Experience Affects Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%
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