Paralegal with Legal Compliance Skills Salary

Pay for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills sits in the ballpark of $52K per year. Cash earnings for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills — including $6K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $73K depending on individual performance. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. Most Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills report high levels of job satisfaction. While approximately one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,804 - $74,715
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$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,618
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$13.04 - $29.93
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$0$74K
Salary $34,804 - $74,715
Bonus $249.33 - $5,828
Profit Sharing $438.11 - $4,438
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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$30,941 - $72,762
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 635
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $13.04 - $29.93
Overtime $20.93 - $56.98
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $249.33 - $5,828
Profit Sharing $438.11 - $4,438
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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$30,941 - $72,762
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 346

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 386 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 256 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 279 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 152 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,737

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

For Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in Nashville (+27 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 17 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (11 percent lower) and Houston (9 percent lower).

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲15%

▲4%

National Average
$49,000

▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 27%
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