Paralegal in Charleston, South Carolina Salary

Charleston Paralegals can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $39K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but half have medical insurance, and nearly two in five have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Paralegals in Charleston, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,340 - $53,015
$24K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,710
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50%
90%

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$13.51 - $19.00
$15
MEDIAN: $15.49
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$0$55K
Salary $24,340 - $53,015
Bonus $200.00 - $6,000
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$26,301 - $55,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $15.49
Overtime $25.30
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $200.00 - $6,000
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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$26,301 - $55,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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About Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston County, South Carolina
135,524
Male:
63,956 (47.2%)
Female:
71,568 (52.8%)
Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, or, as is locally expressed, "where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers come together to form the Atlantic Ocean." Charleston had an estimated population of 132,609 in 2015. The population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties, was counted by the 2015 estimate at 727,689—the third-largest in the state—and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States. Charleston was founded as Charles Town—honoring King Charles II of England—in 1670. Its initial location at Albemarle Point on the west bank...
Charleston:
$61,993
South Carolina:
$47,238
$1,119
Charleston:
$293,500
South Carolina:
$148,600
3.1%

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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 $35,000 based on 22 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 $49,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 10 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 $50,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲36%

Late-Career
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲32%

National Average
$37,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Research
▲23%

Drafting Correspondence
▲20%

Document Management
▲19%

Typing
▲18%

Office Administration
▲17%




Medical Records
▲5%

Microsoft Word
▲3%

Litigation Case Management
▲1%

National Average
$37,000

Knowledge Discovery
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 43%
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