Paralegal in Columbus, Ohio Salary

Paralegals in Columbus are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $44K per year on average. Pay ranges from $28K on the low end to $54K per year on the high end. Work is enjoyable for Columbus Paralegals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Paralegals in Columbus, Ohio survey respondents are women (79 percent). Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, about one in three claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,085 - $56,042
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$44K
$56K
MEDIAN: $44,497
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$12.12 - $22.80
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$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.13
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Salary
$30,085 - $56,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
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$27,718 - $53,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$23.23  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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$27,718 - $53,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | 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, Ohio with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $33K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $39K. Paralegals in Columbus see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲26%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲27%

Document Management
▲17%

Microsoft Word
▲15%

Legal Research
▲14%

Knowledge Discovery
▲11%

Litigation Case Management
▲5%

Case Management
▲3%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

Typing
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Drafting Correspondence
▼2%

Document Preparation
▼6%

Office Administration
▼11%

Client Interaction
▼12%

Bankruptcy
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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