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.