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Paralegal Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

The average pay for a Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts is $45,719 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.
Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$32,762 - $71,443
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MEDIAN: $45,718
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Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$15.97 - $28.20
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,762 - $71,443  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
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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$33,314 - $70,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.97 - $28.20  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $53.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
   
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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$33,314 - $70,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Experience Affects Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 8%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 8%
Document Management
up arrow 2%
Legal Research
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$46,000
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 1%
Document Preparation
up arrow 2%
Real Estate
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Case Management
up arrow 7%
Office Administration
up arrow 7%
Research Analysis
up arrow 7%
Client Interaction
up arrow 9%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 11%
Typing
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 22%