The average pay for a Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts is $45,223 per year. 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 Medical Records is associated with high pay for this job.

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MEDIAN: $45,222
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$14.70 - $30.91
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,529 - $76,115  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,142  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,556 - $73,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$34.41  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,142  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$31,556 - $73,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Medical Records
up arrow 15%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Real Estate
0%

National Average
$47,000

Document Management
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 4%



Research Analysis
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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