Paralegal Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A Paralegal in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $50,466 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Compliance, Drafting Correspondence, Microsoft Word, and Litigation Case Management.
Paralegal in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$30,723 - $67,309
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,465
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Paralegal in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$12.98 - $28.11
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,723 - $67,309  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,163  
Profit Sharing
$737 - $2,570  
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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$30,149 - $70,226  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $28.11  
   
Overtime
$20.54 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,163  
   
Profit Sharing
$737 - $2,570  
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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$30,149 - $70,226  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal in Houston, Texas

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

Experience Affects Paralegal in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Paralegal in Houston, Texas Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 24%
Drafting Correspondence
up arrow 15%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%
Medical Records
up arrow 4%
Knowledge Discovery
0%
National Average
$49,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%
Legal Research
up arrow 11%
Office Administration
up arrow 13%
Case Management
up arrow 16%
Typing
up arrow 19%
Client Interaction
up arrow 20%
Spanish Language
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%
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