Paralegal Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average salary for a Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois is $43,959 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Knowledge Discovery and Legal Compliance. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$31,361 - $65,791
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MEDIAN: $43,958
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Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$10.21 - $29.19
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,361 - $65,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,090  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,693  
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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$29,608 - $67,128  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $29.19  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $50.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,693  
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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$29,608 - $67,128  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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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.

Experience Affects Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 34%
Typing
up arrow 7%
Real Estate
up arrow 7%
Legal Research
up arrow 4%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Case Management
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Document Preparation
up arrow 1%
National Average
$44,000
Medical Records
up arrow 4%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 6%
Office Administration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 24%
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