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Paralegal Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary for a Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois is $44,490 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.

$32,336 - $68,533
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,489
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90%

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$10.72 - $30.22
(Median)
$11
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,336 - $68,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,066  
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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$30,522 - $69,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $30.22  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $49.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,066  
   
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).
)
$30,522 - $69,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois

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

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Experience Affects Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries


Real Estate
up arrow 8%


Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Document Management
up arrow 2%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 7%


Medical Records
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%