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Paralegal Salary with Legal Compliance skills

Pay for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills sits in the ballpark of $50K per year. Total incomes of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $72K. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just over a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills is high. There are far more female Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,988 - $71,357
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,752
10%
50%
90%

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$13.10 - $30.73
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,988 - $71,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,148  
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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$30,340 - $72,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 630
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $30.73  
   
Overtime
$20.22 - $46.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,148  
   
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).
)
$30,340 - $72,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332

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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $58K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, 33 percent higher than the national average. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+29 percent), Houston (+25 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), and Denver (+19 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Indianapolis and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%



National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 23%