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Mid-Career Paralegal Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Paralegals lies in the neighborhood of $46K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $31K and hits $63K on the high end. Most Mid-Career Paralegals like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and just under a half have dental, too. There are far more female Mid-Career Paralegals who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,317 - $63,587
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,620
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50%
90%

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$13.82 - $27.17
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,317 - $63,587  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,103  
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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$31,099 - $63,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,757
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $27.17  
   
Overtime
$20.04 - $46.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,103  
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).
)
$31,099 - $63,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,373

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Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Paralegals, Washington provides a pay rate that is 40 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Paralegals can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+38 percent), New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 4 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Paralegal Salaries


Document Management
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Real Estate
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Legal Research
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Litigation Case Management
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Knowledge Discovery
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Document Preparation
0%

National Average
$45,000

Medical Records
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Case Management
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Drafting Correspondence
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 825 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 29%