Mid-Career Paralegal Salary

Mid-Career Paralegals can expect to earn an average of $46K annually. Incomes of Mid-Career Paralegals vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $5K cause paychecks to spread between $31K on the low end and $64K on the high end. Mid-Career Paralegals who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Paralegals is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,997 - $64,015

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$13.90 - $27.17

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,997 - $64,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $5,067  
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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$31,424 - $63,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,873
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.90 - $27.17  
   
Overtime
$19.89 - $46.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $5,067  
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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$31,424 - $63,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,451
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Mid-Career Paralegals that is 39 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Paralegals can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+39 percent), New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Paralegal Salaries


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

Knowledge Discovery
0%

National Average
$45,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 793 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 29%
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