Paralegal with Legal Compliance Skills Salary
Median pay for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills is around $51K per year. Total cash compensation to Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills bottoms out near $31K and approaches $74K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $21K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $60K.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+22 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Indianapolis (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Phoenix. Workers in Houston and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less).