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Paralegal Assistant Salary (United States)

A Paralegal Assistant earns an average wage of $14.56 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Paralegal Assistant Salary (?
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$26,443 - $51,921
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,179
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Paralegal Assistant Salary (?
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$10.87 - $22.89
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,443 - $51,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
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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$24,377 - $52,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $22.89  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $34.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
   
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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$24,377 - $52,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Paralegal Assistant

  • Write drafts of motions, procedures, statements and other documents.
  • Maintain, organize and update files.
  • Draw up standard paperwork, documents, and forms needed for cases.
  • Research cases and laws.
  • Provide legal and research support for attorneys.

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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$36,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Paralegal Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 20%