Paralegal in Cleveland, Ohio Salary

Just below three-fifths of Paralegals in Cleveland are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $29K to $69K per year, and the average comes out to $46K per year. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Female Cleveland Paralegals far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by around half and dental coverage is claimed by one-fourth. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,038 - $72,917
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$46K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,184
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$10.14 - $26.81
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Salary
$31,038 - $72,917  
   
Bonus
$2,928  
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$28,533 - $68,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $26.81  
   
Overtime
$33.03  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,928  
   
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$28,533 - $68,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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...
Cleveland:
$28,831
Ohio:
$51,075
$664
Cleveland:
$66,200
Ohio:
$136,400
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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 $33,000 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 $47,000 based on 15 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 $62,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲43%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$44,000

▼8%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲41%

Document Management
▲12%

National Average
$44,000

Bankruptcy
▼4%


Office Administration
▼6%

Litigation Case Management
▼6%

Legal Research
▼7%

Microsoft Word
▼9%


Typing
▼13%

Drafting Correspondence
▼15%

Client Interaction
▼20%

Microsoft Office
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 45%