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Paralegal Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary for a Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois is $44,354 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.
$31,516 - $67,538
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,354
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$10.87 - $30.75
(Median)
$11
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,516 - $67,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
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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$30,251 - $69,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $30.75  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $50.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
   
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).
)
$30,251 - $69,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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 37%



National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois Salaries


Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 23%



Real Estate
up arrow 5%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 4%

Document Management
up arrow 3%

Document Preparation
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$44,000

Office Administration
up arrow 6%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 8%

Medical Records
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%