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Paralegal Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

The average pay for a Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts is $44,952 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. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$32,761 - $73,825
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $44,951
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50%
90%

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$16.05 - $29.25
(Median)
$16
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,761 - $73,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
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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$33,305 - $70,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.05 - $29.25  
   
Overtime
$23.97 - $54.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
   
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).
)
$33,305 - $70,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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.

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Experience Affects Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%


Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 9%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 6%

Document Management
up arrow 4%

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
0%

National Average
$45,000

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 6%

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Real Estate
up arrow 7%

Client Interaction
up arrow 8%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 10%

Typing
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 23%