Entry-Level Paralegal Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Paralegal is $39,631 per year.

$29,303 - $55,033
$29K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,843
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50%
90%

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$11.77 - $23.17
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.02
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$0$55K
Salary $29,303 - $55,033
Bonus $98.72 - $4,097
Profit Sharing $419.05 - $6,977
Commission $1,500
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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$26,361 - $53,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,124
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $11.77 - $23.17
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.44 - $39.13
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $98.72 - $4,097
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $419.05 - $6,977
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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$26,361 - $53,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,681

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National Average: $37,495

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Paralegal Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Paralegal in Detroit:
"Low pay."
Work for a corporation with more than one attorney.

Paralegal in Denver:
"I wish I had know that they do not give raises."
Do not work here. It is a with cracked walls, no ventilation in bathrooms, soiled carpet, plaster hanging from the ceiling, dead mice and squirrel odors. Low wages. You get a $100 bill at Christmas and $35 Gift card for Thanksgiving.

Paralegal in Wayne:
"THe job comes with a significant amount of responsibility."
Do not be afraid to ask questions and research.

Paralegal in Denton:
"Go to the source."
Always do your best to learn and check your facts against the authority. Ask questions.

Paralegal in Atlanta:
"Raise time."
Stay in your seat. Try not to socialize and just do your job. Be proactive not reactive.

Paralegal in Denver:
Attorneys are jerks. So are business owners. No one cares or appericates your work.

Paralegal in Los Angeles:
"A learning experience."
It gets easier with practice. Be professional, and willing to assist as needed.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 888 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 888 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 38%
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