With between two-thirds and three-fourths of Paralegal Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $42K to $106K per year and averages out to $65K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Paralegal Managers making up 77 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Paralegal Managers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,487 - $102,035
$43K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,751
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$15.21 - $48.89
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$49
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,487 - $102,035  
   
Bonus
$740 - $10,045  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,302 - $106,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $48.89  
   
Overtime
$66.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$740 - $10,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$42,302 - $106,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Paralegal Manager

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

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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 $42K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal Manager

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


Paralegal Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $72K.

Paralegal Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Paralegal Manager?

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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Key Stats for Paralegal Manager

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
043
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
26%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Paralegal Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 68%

National Average
$66,000

Legal Research
up arrow 17%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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