Paralegal in Memphis, Tennessee Salary

The average pay for a Paralegal in Memphis, Tennessee is $41,558 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Legal Compliance, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Document Preparation, and Legal Research.

$32,295 - $72,246
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$72K
MEDIAN: $41,558
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$13.81 - $31.60
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$32,295 - $72,246  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
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$29,589 - $68,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$1,965  
   
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$29,589 - $68,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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About Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County, Tennessee
655,760
Male:
312,237 (47.6%)
Female:
343,523 (52.4%)
Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. Memphis had a population of 653,450 in 2013, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee. It is the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the greater Southeastern United States, and the 23rd largest in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2014 population of 1,317,314. This makes Memphis the second-largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed by metropolitan Nashville. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson. A resident of Memphis is referred to...
Memphis:
$36,908
Tennessee:
$47,275
$826
Memphis:
$94,400
Tennessee:
$150,600
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 17 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

Experienced
▲48%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲68%

Microsoft Office
▲65%

Microsoft Word
▲59%


Legal Research
▲48%

Drafting Correspondence
▲38%

Knowledge Discovery
▲18%

Document Management
▲18%

Typing
▲13%

Case Management
▲3%

National Average
$39,000

Client Interaction
▼11%

Litigation Case Management
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 12%