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Mid-Career Paralegal Salary

Mid-Career Paralegals take home approximately $46K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Mid-Career Paralegals can bottom out at $31K or peak near $63K. Most Mid-Career Paralegals report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a little less than half have dental, too. Female Mid-Career Paralegals far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,416 - $63,635
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,743
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$13.84 - $27.30
(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
$32,416 - $63,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,972  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $5,094  
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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$31,135 - $63,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,777
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $27.30  
   
Overtime
$20.05 - $46.16  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,972  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $5,094  
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).
)
$31,135 - $63,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,398

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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Mid-Career Paralegals that is 40 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 (+38 percent), New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Tampa is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents 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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Knowledge Discovery
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Document Preparation
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 819 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 29%
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