Average Paralegals in Minneapolis make around $50K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,236 - $66,468
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MEDIAN: $50,250
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$14.83 - $36.50
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,236 - $66,468  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $4,848  
Profit Sharing
$3,804  
Total Pay (?
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$33,580 - $67,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $36.50  
   
Overtime
$28.31  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$204.26 - $4,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,804  
Total Pay (?
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$33,580 - $67,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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About Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hennepin County, Minnesota
410,935
Male:
206,547 (50.3%)
Female:
204,388 (49.7%)
Minneapolis (/ˌmɪniˈæpəlɪs/) is the county seat of Hennepin County, and larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, containing about 3.5 million residents. As of 2015, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and 46th-largest in the United States with a population of 410,939. Minneapolis and Saint Paul anchor the second-largest economic center in the Midwest, after Chicago. Minneapolis lies on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of the river's confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Saint Paul, the state's capital. The city is abundantly rich in water, with thirteen lakes, wetlands, the Mississippi River, creeks and waterfalls, many connected by parkways in the Chain of Lakes and the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. It was once the world's flour milling capital and a hub for timber. The city and surrounding region is the primary business center between Chicago and...
Minneapolis:
$54,571
Minnesota:
$63,488
$912
Minneapolis:
$227,500
Minnesota:
$200,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Paralegals in Minneapolis, Minn. — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. Minneapolis Paralegals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $56K. Paralegals in Minneapolis, Minn. who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $57K on average.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 16%

Organizational Development
up arrow 11%


Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%


Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Document Management
up arrow 6%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Typing
up arrow 15%

Office Administration
up arrow 18%

Medical Records
up arrow 19%

Bankruptcy
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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