With approximately two in three of Paralegal Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Paralegal Managers is $64K annually and can range from $41K on the lower end to $107K per year near the higher end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by approximately half. Most Paralegal Managers survey respondents are women (74 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,006 - $103,203
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$44K
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MEDIAN: $64,444
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$15.32 - $32.30
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,006 - $103,203  
   
Bonus
$734 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$40,926 - $107,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $32.30  
   
Overtime
$60.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$734 - $10,067  
   
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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$40,926 - $107,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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 $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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. On average, Paralegal Managers make $64K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $71K on average.

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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 12%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 74%

National Average
$63,000

Legal Research
up arrow 14%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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