Paralegal Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

The average pay for a Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts is $45,171 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Legal Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Total Pay (?
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$30,868 - $68,444
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MEDIAN: $45,170
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Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Total Pay (?
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$13.57 - $28.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,868 - $68,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,939  
Profit Sharing
$2,486 - $3,966  
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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$30,659 - $67,935  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $28.39  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,486 - $3,966  
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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$30,659 - $67,935  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 11%
Legal Research
up arrow 3%
Real Estate
up arrow 2%
Document Management
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
National Average
$45,000
Research Analysis
up arrow 1%
Document Preparation
up arrow 2%
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Case Management
up arrow 6%
Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 6%
Client Interaction
up arrow 7%
Office Administration
up arrow 7%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 10%
Typing
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 43 votes.
Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 21%
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