Paralegal Assistant Salary

A Paralegal Assistant earns an average salary of $40,230 per year. A skill in Legal Research is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$25,642 - $48,793
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$49K
MEDIAN: $40,229
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$10.22 - $22.33
(Median)
$10
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,642 - $48,793  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,970  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$22,937 - $49,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $22.33  
   
Overtime
$15.90 - $36.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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).
)
$22,937 - $49,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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

Mid-Career
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National Average
$37,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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