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Paralegal Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average salary for a Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois is $43,612 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Compliance and Knowledge Discovery. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$31,253 - $66,527
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,612
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Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$10.76 - $29.98
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,253 - $66,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,748  
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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$30,022 - $68,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $29.98  
   
Overtime
$16.15 - $49.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,748  
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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$30,022 - $68,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Experience Affects Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 27%
Real Estate
up arrow 7%
Typing
up arrow 5%
Document Preparation
up arrow 2%
Case Management
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
National Average
$44,000
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 6%
Medical Records
up arrow 6%
Office Administration
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 25%