Paralegal in Raleigh, North Carolina Salary

Paralegals in Raleigh may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $39K per year. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Raleigh Paralegals are female. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,090 - $60,517
$30K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,526
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50%
90%

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$10.54 - $30.91
$11
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.69
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$0$61K
Salary $30,090 - $60,517
Bonus $0.00 - $2,061
Profit Sharing $625
Total Pay (?
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$29,205 - $61,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.54 - $30.91
Overtime $30.09
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,061
Profit Sharing $625
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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$29,205 - $61,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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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
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲22%

Mid-Career
▲6%

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 8 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 21%
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