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Paralegal Salary with Legal Compliance skills

The average Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. Cash earnings for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $72K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Women make up the vast majority of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,936 - $71,362
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,641
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50%
90%

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$13.12 - $30.77
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$31,936 - $71,362  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,150  
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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$30,345 - $72,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 646
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $30.77  
   
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 - $5,150  
   
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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$30,345 - $72,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, 33 percent higher than the national average. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Houston (+25 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills in Tampa make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Orlando and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent less).

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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 257 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%
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