Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

The average pay for a Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts is $45,399 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 Knowledge Discovery is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,539 - $75,475
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$33K
$45K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,398
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$15.21 - $28.92
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$29
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,539 - $75,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
Total Pay (?
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$32,276 - $74,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $28.92  
   
Overtime
$21.64 - $53.13  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
   
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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$32,276 - $74,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 10%

Document Management
up arrow 4%

Real Estate
up arrow 3%

Document Preparation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%



Office Administration
up arrow 8%

Typing
up arrow 9%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 10%

Research Analysis
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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