Paralegals in Cleveland with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little more than half of Cleveland Paralegals. Salaries average out to around $47K annually and spread from $30K to $78K per year. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and just under a half get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,760 - $74,963
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$75K
MEDIAN: $47,363
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$10.07 - $24.83
(Median)
$10
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,760 - $74,963  
   
Bonus
$1,450 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$10,750  
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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$30,172 - $77,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$45.38  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,450 - $5,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,750  
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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$30,172 - $77,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. Paralegals in Cleveland who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $47K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $69K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries



Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 33%

Client Interaction
up arrow 23%

Document Management
up arrow 18%

Case Management
up arrow 5%

Document Preparation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Legal Research
up arrow 2%

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
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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