Paralegal in Columbus, Ohio Salary

The average Columbus Paralegal earns approximately $48K annually. Compensation ranges between $28K and $54K per year. For the most part, Paralegals in Columbus, Ohio enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Columbus Paralegals survey respondents are women (75 percent). While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,677 - $55,445
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$48K
$55K
MEDIAN: $47,816
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$12.08 - $24.22
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MEDIAN: $15.35
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,677 - $55,445  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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$27,548 - $53,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $24.22  
   
Overtime
$26.07  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,548 - $53,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 14 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲23%

Late-Career
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲22%

Document Management
▲20%

Typing
▲20%

Legal Research
▲17%



Microsoft Word
▲11%

Litigation Case Management
▲10%

Knowledge Discovery
▲8%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Drafting Correspondence
▼2%

Client Interaction
▼8%

Office Administration
▼14%

Bankruptcy
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 25%