Mid-Career Paralegals take home an average $48K per year. Cash earnings of Mid-Career Paralegals can occasionally include $5K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $33K to almost $67K. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Paralegals is high. Women account for the majority of Mid-Career Paralegals who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,106 - $66,665
$35K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,353
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$14.37 - $28.72
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,106 - $66,665  
   
Bonus
$250.89 - $5,076  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $5,138  
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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$32,877 - $66,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,957
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $28.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$22.49 - $50.28  
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
$250.89 - $5,076  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $5,138  
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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$32,877 - $66,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,037

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Greenbergs Traurig Llp offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,672

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For Mid-Career Paralegals, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Paralegals will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+32 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and New York (+18 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Workers in Orlando and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 492 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 492 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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