Paralegal Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

The average pay for a Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts is $45,273 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.

$31,542 - $74,990
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,273
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$16.02 - $29.32
(Median)
$16
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,542 - $74,990  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
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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$32,856 - $73,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.02 - $29.32  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $54.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
   
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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$32,856 - $73,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Experience Affects Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries


Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 10%


Document Preparation
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Real Estate
up arrow 1%

Litigation Case Management
0%

National Average
$46,000

Legal Research
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Client Interaction
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
up arrow 8%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 9%

Typing
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 23%
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