Mid-Career Paralegal Salary (United States)

A Mid-Career Paralegal earns an average salary of $44,824 per year. A skill in Legal Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
Mid-Career Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$32,351 - $62,378
(Median)
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62K
MEDIAN: $44,823
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Mid-Career Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$13.59 - $26.94
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,351 - $62,378  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
Profit Sharing
$747 - $5,093  
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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$31,126 - $62,710  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,941
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $26.94  
   
Overtime
$20.41 - $45.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$747 - $5,093  
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).
)
$31,126 - $62,710  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,941
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Pay Difference By Location
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Philadelphia
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Denver
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National Average
$44,000
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Tampa
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
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Litigation Case Management
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Knowledge Discovery
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Legal Research
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Medical Records
0%
National Average
$44,000
Document Preparation
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Case Management
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Microsoft Office
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Drafting Correspondence
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Microsoft Word
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Bankruptcy
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 889 votes.
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%
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