The average pay for a Paralegal in Seattle, Washington is $53,889 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Litigation Case Management, Legal Compliance, and Typing.

$40,643 - $74,463
(Median)
$41K
$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,889
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$15.22 - $30.06
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$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,643 - $74,463  
   
Bonus
$402.68 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $5,152  
Total Pay (?
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$36,933 - $71,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $30.06  
   
Overtime
$12.75 - $60.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$402.68 - $5,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $5,152  
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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$36,933 - $71,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries


Legal Compliance
up arrow 11%

Typing
up arrow 10%



Document Preparation
up arrow 4%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 3%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Legal Research
up arrow 2%


Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Medical Records
up arrow 8%

Technical Writing
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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