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Paralegal Salary with Legal Compliance skills

For Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, annual average wages total $50K per year. Final cash compensation to Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills varies from around $30K to approximately $71K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $7K, respectively. Geography and career length 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. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$31,673 - $70,749
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71K
MEDIAN: $49,522
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$13.08 - $30.66
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,673 - $70,749  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,089  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $6,904  
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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$30,252 - $71,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 544
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $30.66  
   
Overtime
$19.79 - $46.83  
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 - $5,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $6,904  
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).
)
$30,252 - $71,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 296
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. On average, Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills make $54K following one to two decades on the job. 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


For Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Houston (+27 percent), Denver (+24 percent), and Chicago (+23 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Atlanta and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Experience Affects Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$47,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%