Paralegal with Legal Compliance Skills Salary

An average Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills can expect to take home roughly $50K annually. In the world of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, total cash compensation can vary between $31K and $74K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $7K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,749 - $73,495
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,203
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90%

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$13.08 - $30.53
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,749 - $73,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,990  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $7,252  
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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$30,536 - $73,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 860
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $30.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$20.33 - $49.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $7,252  
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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$30,536 - $73,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 449
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,858

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For Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+33 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Tampa ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 306 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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