Paralegal Salary with Legal Compliance skills (United States)

Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills pull down an average of $47,166 per year. Compensation ranges from $30,014 on the low end to $70,954 per year on the high end. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field—about a quarter—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of 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 (?
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$30,014 - $70,954  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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.
Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. New salaries start at $38K and reach $51K in five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $53K. Even after two decades, Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills continue to experience substantial salary development and pay is estimated at $57K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

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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With a pay rate for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills that is 42 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+27 percent), Denver (+25 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), and New York (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 27 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tampa (-24 percent) and Minneapolis (-14 percent).

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%
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