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Paralegal Salary with Legal Compliance skills (United States)

For Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, annual wages usually total $49K per year. In the world of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $71K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level 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 one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair portion and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Women account for the majority of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills — 89 percent to be exact. 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.
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 (?
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  
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  
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.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $38K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $57K. A little more than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in seven.

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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Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, 42 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, Denver, Chicago, and New York, where Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills annually earn 27 percent, 25 percent, 23 percent, and 18 percent more than the national average. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills in Atlanta earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Tampa and Minneapolis (24 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).
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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%