Paralegals in Charleston may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $39K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just under one-half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,691 - $54,631
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,208
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,691 - $54,631  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $2,750  
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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$27,459 - $53,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$15.13  
   
Overtime
$28.80  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$125.00 - $2,750  
   
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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$27,459 - $53,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

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


For Paralegals in Charleston, S.C., more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%


Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 19%

Typing
up arrow 18%

Office Administration
up arrow 15%

Client Interaction
up arrow 12%

Document Management
up arrow 12%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 12%

Document Preparation
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%


Medical Records
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 3%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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