Cleveland Paralegals with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Paralegals in Cleveland. Salaries average out to around $48K annually and spread from $30K to $77K per year. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Paralegals in Cleveland, Ohio who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $47,587
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,619 - $74,594  
   
Bonus
$1,474 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$10,750  
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$30,321 - $76,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$34.20  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,474 - $4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,750  
Total Pay (?
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$30,321 - $76,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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About Cleveland, Ohio

Cuyahoga County, Ohio
388,059
Male:
186,436 (48.0%)
Female:
201,623 (52.0%)
Cleveland (/ˈkliːvlənd/ KLEEV-lənd) is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state. The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland's economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, the city proper had a total population of 390,113, making Cleveland the 48th largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio after Columbus. Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, ranked 29th...
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Ohio:
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Cleveland:
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $46K. On average, Paralegals in Cleveland make $48K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $74K.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
034
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$46,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 33%

Client Interaction
up arrow 17%

Document Management
up arrow 12%

Case Management
up arrow 10%


Legal Research
0%

National Average
$46,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 6%

Bankruptcy
up arrow 10%

Office Administration
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

Typing
up arrow 18%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 20%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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