Mid-Career Paralegal Salary (United States)

A Mid-Career Paralegal earns an average salary of $44,787 per year. A skill in Legal Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
Mid-Career Paralegal Salary (?
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$32,072 - $62,628
(Median)
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63K
MEDIAN: $44,787
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Mid-Career Paralegal Salary (?
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$13.55 - $26.80
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,072 - $62,628  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
Profit Sharing
$792 - $5,059  
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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$30,935 - $62,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.55 - $26.80  
   
Overtime
$20.46 - $45.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
   
Profit Sharing
$792 - $5,059  
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).
)
$30,935 - $62,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,264
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Paralegal Salaries

Litigation Case Management
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Knowledge Discovery
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Legal Research
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Medical Records
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National Average
$44,000
Document Preparation
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Microsoft Office
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Case Management
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Drafting Correspondence
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Microsoft Word
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Client Interaction
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Bankruptcy
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 29%