Paralegal Manager Salary

Paralegal Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly three in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $65K per year, but may range from $38K to $105K per year. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Female Paralegal Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,343 - $100,855

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$15.29 - $30.22

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,343 - $100,855  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $10,081  
Profit Sharing
$2,916 - $5,139  
Total Pay (?
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$37,506 - $105,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$15.29 - $30.22  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $92.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$246.58 - $10,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,916 - $5,139  
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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$37,506 - $105,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Paralegal Manager

  • Hire and evaluate subordinate employees, train in company policies and procedures.
  • Manage work flow of paralegals and paralegal supervisors in order to meet deadlines.
  • Research, analyze legal investigations and prepare legal documents.

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Paralegal Managers may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Paralegal. The average pay for a Paralegal is $41K.

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Paralegal Managers usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know People Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 84 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review and Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal Manager

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


For many Paralegal Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $46K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $54K. Paralegal Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $71K.

Paralegal Manager Advice

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Paralegal Manager in Chicago:
"Don't be afraid to hire your replacement."
Hire those who may do your job as well as you. These talented employees help build a depth of knowledge on your team. Mentoring and developing these employees help advance the team, organization and yourself personally. When you develop talented individuals by creating stretch opportunities and allow them to take on increasing responsibility you will eventually see a shift in your capacity and be able to turn your attention to developing your next career steps. When you are prepared to take the next steps in your career at your organization you will be able to transition easier as you've slowly trained your potential replacement and built a wealth of knowledge on your team.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 84%

National Average
$60,000

Legal Research
up arrow 11%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 25%
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