Paralegal Salary with Legal Compliance skills

Earnings for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills come in at around $50K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills spread between $31K and $72K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,415 - $71,419
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,786
10%
50%
90%

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$13.15 - $30.85
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,415 - $71,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,170  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $7,282  
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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$30,595 - $72,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 691
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $30.85  
   
Overtime
$20.35 - $47.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $7,282  
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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$30,595 - $72,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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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.


For many Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills that is 40 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Paralegals with Legal Compliance skills will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Houston (+24 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Indianapolis and 8 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Paralegal with Legal Compliance skills Salaries

Late-Career
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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
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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