A Mid-Career Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $53,936 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Compliance, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction, and Document Management.

$40,792 - $71,484
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$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,936
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$16.23 - $30.56
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$40,792 - $71,484  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $5,960  
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$38,865 - $71,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.23 - $30.56  
   
Overtime
$40.05  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$251.68 - $5,960  
   
Total Pay (?
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$38,865 - $71,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
5-9 years
88%
10-19 years
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 14%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 12%

Client Interaction
up arrow 12%

Document Management
up arrow 11%

Real Estate
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Case Management
up arrow 6%

Document Preparation
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
0%

National Average
$53,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 8%

Medical Records
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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