Paralegal in Rochester, New York Salary

The average pay for a Paralegal in Rochester, New York is $41,212 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$23,033 - $59,396
$23K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,212
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$11.50 - $17.07
$15
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Salary
$23,033 - $59,396  
   
Bonus
$992  
Total Pay (?
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$23,567 - $57,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$24.49  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$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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$23,567 - $57,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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About Rochester, New York

Monroe County, New York
209,808
Male:
100,135 (47.7%)
Female:
109,673 (52.3%)
Rochester (/ˈrɒtʃᵻstər/ or /ˈrɒˌtʃɛstər/) is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in the western portion of the U.S. state of New York, and the seat of Monroe County. The city's population (210,565) was the state's third largest — after New York City and Buffalo — at the time of the 2010 census. Rochester is the center of a larger metropolitan area that encompasses and extends beyond Monroe County, and comprises Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County and Wayne County. This area, which is part of the Western New York region, had a population of 1,079,671 at the time of the 2010 Census. A Census estimate of July 1, 2012, raised that number to 1,082,284. Rochester was one of America's first boomtowns, and rose to prominence as the site of many flour mills along the Genesee River, and then as a major hub of manufacturing. Several of the...
Rochester:
$31,946
New York:
$60,850
$790
Rochester:
$76,900
New York:
$293,500
8.7%

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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 $33,000 based on 12 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 $40,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 8 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 $41,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Experienced
▲47%

Late-Career
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Real Estate
▲7%

Case Management
▲5%

Document Management
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Document Preparation
▼3%

Litigation Case Management
▼3%

Client Interaction
▼5%

Legal Research
▼5%

Office Administration
▼5%

Drafting Correspondence
▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 29%