Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average salary for a Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois is $45,425 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Compliance and Real Estate. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$33,352 - $69,453
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,425
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$11.84 - $30.70
(Median)
$12
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,352 - $69,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
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$30,881 - $70,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 330
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $30.70  
   
Overtime
$21.41 - $51.31  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
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$30,881 - $70,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries





Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Document Management
up arrow 3%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 3%

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Case Management
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 3%

Medical Records
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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