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Paralegal Manager Salary

Paralegal Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to three-fifths of Paralegal Managers. Pay fluctuates from $38K to $104K per year, but expected earnings average $69K per year. While just over one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and just under one-half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (83 percent) of Paralegal Managers who took the survey are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,323 - $99,667
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$41K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,748
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$15.57 - $30.64
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$16
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,323 - $99,667  
   
Bonus
$243.98 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$3,950 - $11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,546 - $103,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $88.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$243.98 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,950 - $11,000  
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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$37,546 - $103,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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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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. 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 $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $71K.

Experience Affects Paralegal Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 23%