Paralegals in Columbus, Ohio are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $43K annually on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $28K to $54K per year. Although nearly one-third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and about two in five get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Columbus Paralegals making up 74 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,928 - $58,225
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MEDIAN: $43,210
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$12.12 - $22.80
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,513  
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$27,833 - $53,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$28.15  
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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$0.00 - $1,513  
   
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$27,833 - $53,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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About Columbus, Ohio

Franklin County, Ohio
849,067
Male:
413,981 (48.8%)
Female:
435,086 (51.2%)
Columbus (/kəˈlʌmbəs/; kə-LUM-bəs) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 15th largest city in the United States, with a population of 850,106 (2015 estimate). It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses a ten county area. It is Ohio's third largest metropolitan area, behind Cleveland and Cincinnati. Under the Combined Statistical Area (CSA) model, the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area was the 25th largest in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area (which also includes Marion, Chillicothe, and Mount Vernon) has a population of 2,424,831, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Ohio behind Cleveland. It is also the fourth most populous state capital in the United States, and the third largest city in the Midwestern United States. Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County. The city...
Columbus:
$47,401
Ohio:
$51,075
$871
Columbus:
$137,100
Ohio:
$136,400
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Paralegals in Columbus who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $45K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $50K.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 29%

Case Management
up arrow 19%

Legal Research
up arrow 16%

Knowledge Discovery
up arrow 13%

Document Management
up arrow 9%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$39,000

Document Preparation
up arrow 1%

Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 10%

Bankruptcy
up arrow 11%

Office Administration
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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