Median pay for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills is around $51K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,775 - $74,957
$35K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,179
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$13.20 - $30.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,775 - $74,957  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $6,679  
Profit Sharing
$2,760  
Total Pay (?
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$31,183 - $73,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$20.99 - $55.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$202.73 - $6,679  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,760  
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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$31,183 - $73,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 336

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. For Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,675

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Home to some of the best pay for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+21 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 17 percent below the national average. Workers in St. Louis and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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