Paralegals in Raleigh can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $38K annually. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one-half collect dental insurance. Most Raleigh Paralegals like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Paralegals in Raleigh, N.C. who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,309 - $62,577
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$28K
$38K
$63K
MEDIAN: $38,230
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$10.61 - $33.45
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$11
$18
$33
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,309 - $62,577  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $4,055  
Total Pay (?
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$28,279 - $67,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $33.45  
   
Overtime
$29.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$100.00 - $4,055  
   
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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$28,279 - $67,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Document Management
up arrow 24%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 10%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Document Preparation
0%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$39,000

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 3%

Real Estate
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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