Paralegal Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary for a Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois is $45,017 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.

$32,384 - $68,677

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$11.00 - $29.58

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,384 - $68,677  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,039  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $5,250  
Total Pay (?
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$30,397 - $69,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 312
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $29.58  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $49.62  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $5,250  
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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$30,397 - $69,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois

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Experience Affects Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries





Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 5%

Document Management
up arrow 3%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Case Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$45,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 4%


Medical Records
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 24%
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