Paralegal at Small Law Firm Salary

A Paralegal at Small Law Firm earns an average salary of $38,273 per year.

$31,712 - $58,926
$32K
$38K
$59K
MEDIAN: $38,273
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$9.83 - $30.00
$9
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,712 - $58,926  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,708  
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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$26,328 - $61,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$30.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,708  
   
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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$26,328 - $61,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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 $34,000 based on 19 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 $41,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 17 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 $51,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲4%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Legal Research
▲6%

Drafting Correspondence
▲4%

Medical Records
▲3%

Client Interaction
▲2%

Document Management
▲2%


Office Administration
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

Typing
▼0%

Knowledge Discovery
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Litigation Case Management
▼1%


Microsoft Word
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 46%