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.

$33,529 - $76,115
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$76K
MEDIAN: $45,222
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$14.70 - $30.91
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,529 - $76,115  
   
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: 78
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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

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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%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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