Mid-Career Paralegal Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Paralegals come in at around $49K per year on average. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Paralegals — including $5K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $33K to $68K depending on individual performance. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly one-half. Female Mid-Career Paralegals far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,085 - $67,718
$35K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,710
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$14.36 - $29.24
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MEDIAN: $19.75
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,085 - $67,718  
   
Bonus
$244.42 - $5,094  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $6,500  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$32,874 - $67,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,987
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $29.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$23.21 - $50.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$244.42 - $5,094  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $6,500  
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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$32,874 - $67,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,053

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For Mid-Career Paralegals, comfortable salaries can be found at Greenbergs Traurig Llp; in fact, median earnings sit around $57K, the highest in the area.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,002

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Mid-Career Paralegals, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Paralegals will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+34 percent), New York (+18 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Employers also pay below the national average in Tampa and Orlando (10 percent lower).

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 539 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries


Legal Research
▼0%

National Average
$47,000












▼10%

Bankruptcy
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 539 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 30%
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