Paralegal in Seattle Salary

The average pay for a Paralegal in Seattle, Washington is $53,895 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 and Legal Compliance.

$39,599 - $74,186
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$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,895
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$15.23 - $29.68
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MEDIAN: $20.99
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,599 - $74,186  
   
Bonus
$103.65 - $5,115  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,135  
Total Pay (?
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$37,069 - $71,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $29.68  
   
Overtime
$12.75 - $66.94  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$103.65 - $5,115  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,135  
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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$37,069 - $71,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
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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 $46,000 based on 72 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 $55,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 31 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 $61,000 based on 16 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲24%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$53,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries


Legal Compliance
▲12%



Knowledge Discovery
▲5%



Typing
▲2%

National Average
$53,000






Spanish Language
▼11%

Technical Writing
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%