Paralegal Manager Salary

Paralegal Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little under three-quarters of Paralegal Managers. Pay fluctuates from $45K to $110K per year, but expected earnings average $68K annually. 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 slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most Paralegal Managers survey respondents are women (77 percent). For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,851 - $105,556
$45K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,939
10%
50%
90%

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$21.50 - $47.46
$31
MEDIAN: $31.25
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,851 - $105,556  
   
Bonus
$750 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$44,723 - $109,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$31.25  
   
Overtime
$86.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$750 - $15,000  
   
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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$44,723 - $109,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Paralegal. The typical income for a Paralegal is $42K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal Manager

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Paralegal Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 44 salaries. A Paralegal Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 19 salaries.

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 15 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲3%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Manager Salaries

People Management
▲59%

National Average
$69,000

Legal Research
▼21%

Legal Document Review
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 23%
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