Paralegal with Legal Compliance Skills Salary

Earnings for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills come in at around $50K per year on average. Total incomes of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $31K and $74K. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just over one in five claim no health benefits at all. Women account for the majority of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,749 - $73,495
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,203
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90%

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$13.08 - $30.53
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,749 - $73,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,990  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $7,252  
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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$30,536 - $73,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 860
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $30.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$20.33 - $49.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $7,252  
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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$30,536 - $73,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 449
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


For many Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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 $51K. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,858

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+33 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Tampa ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

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National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 306 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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