Paralegal in Raleigh, North Carolina Salary

Raleigh Paralegals are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $39K per year on average. There are far more female Paralegals in Raleigh who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Although approximately one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a little less than one-half get dental coverage, too. The majority of Paralegals in Raleigh, N.C. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,599 - $61,147
$29K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,516
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$10.68 - $30.00
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$30
MEDIAN: $17.69
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,599 - $61,147  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Total Pay (?
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$25,963 - $63,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$30.09  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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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$25,963 - $63,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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About Raleigh, North Carolina

Wake County, North Carolina
451,949
Male:
219,184 (48.5%)
Female:
232,765 (51.5%)
Raleigh (/ˈrɑːli/; RAH-lee) is the capital of the state of North Carolina, the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2). The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population as 451,066 as of July 1, 2015. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County. Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University and is part of the Research Triangle area, together with Durham (home of Duke University) and Chapel Hill (home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). The "Triangle" nickname originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located...
Raleigh:
$56,910
North Carolina:
$47,830
$970
Raleigh:
$226,500
North Carolina:
$160,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 15 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲23%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$38,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Document Management
▲23%

Office Administration
▲14%

Real Estate
▲9%

Litigation Case Management
▲5%

Microsoft Office
▲4%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$38,000


Typing
▼3%

Legal Research
▼4%

Drafting Correspondence
▼4%

Case Management
▼6%

Client Interaction
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 21%