Mid-Career Paralegal Salary

Mid-Career Paralegals take home approximately $46K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Mid-Career Paralegals stretch from $31K near the bottom to $64K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although the larger part have medical coverage and slightly less than one-half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority of Mid-Career Paralegals (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,706 - $63,781
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,934
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$13.90 - $27.32
(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
$32,706 - $63,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,982  
Profit Sharing
$521 - $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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$31,332 - $63,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,839
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.90 - $27.32  
   
Overtime
$19.94 - $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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,982  
   
Profit Sharing
$521 - $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).
)
$31,332 - $63,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,438
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Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Paralegals, 40 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Paralegals can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+38 percent), New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 6 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

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Medical Records
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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 801 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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