Paralegal Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary for a Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois is $44,920 per year. A skill in Legal Compliance is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$32,185 - $68,561
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,920
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$10.97 - $29.64
(Median)
$11
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,185 - $68,561  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
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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$30,322 - $69,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $29.64  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $49.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
   
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).
)
$30,322 - $69,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Experience Affects Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%



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
0%

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 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
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: 42% employee benefits None: 24%
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