A Paralegal Assistant earns an average salary of $40,125 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$26,356 - $49,144
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$49K
MEDIAN: $40,125
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90%

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$10.14 - $19.94
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,356 - $49,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,145  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$23,970 - $46,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $19.94  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $38.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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).
)
$23,970 - $46,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Paralegal Assistant

Paralegal assistants help lawyers prepare for meetings and trials. Paralegal assistants will ensure that all of the correct paperwork is filled out before a trial or hearing is going to happen. In addition to organizing paperwork, a paralegal assistant will work with a lawyer's clients. Answering phones and talking to clients about any simple concerns regarding appointment times and dates are things a paralegal assistant does on a daily basis.

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Paralegal Assistant Tasks

  • 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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Experience Affects Paralegal Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$38,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Assistant Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Legal Research
up arrow 6%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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