An Experienced Paralegal earns an average salary of $51,582 per year.

$36,567 - $72,597
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,581
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$15.18 - $31.80
(Median)
$15
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,567 - $72,597  
   
Bonus
$310.27 - $5,773  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,500  
Commission
$2,250  
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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$35,548 - $73,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.18 - $31.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57  
Overtime
$24.03 - $54.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$310.27 - $5,773  
   
Commission
$2,250  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,500  
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).
)
$35,548 - $73,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 869
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Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries


Litigation Case Management
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Real Estate
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Legal Research
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Document Management
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Knowledge Discovery
0%

National Average
$51,000

Document Preparation
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Case Management
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Drafting Correspondence
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 433 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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