Paralegal Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average salary for a Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois is $43,919 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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$31,405 - $66,577
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,918
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Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$10.80 - $29.83
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,405 - $66,577  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
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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$30,038 - $68,047  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $29.83  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $50.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
   
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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$30,038 - $68,047  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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 40%
National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 32%
Real Estate
up arrow 5%
Legal Research
up arrow 4%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%
Typing
up arrow 4%
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 5%
Medical Records
up arrow 7%
Office Administration
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
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: 37% employee benefits None: 25%
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