Paralegal Manager Salary

Paralegal Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $66K annually on average but can range from $38K to $106K per year. There are far more female Paralegal Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Most Paralegal Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — nearly one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,833 - $100,734
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$40K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,180
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$15.70 - $30.31
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,833 - $100,734  
   
Bonus
$250.56 - $10,190  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $5,093  
Total Pay (?
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$37,506 - $105,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Hourly Rate
$15.70 - $30.31  
   
Overtime
$17.96 - $87.11  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$250.56 - $10,190  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $5,093  
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 - $105,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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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Job skills reported by Paralegal Managers are limited. Fortunate workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 84 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Legal Document Review.

Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Paralegal Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $49K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $52K. Paralegal Managers see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $68K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 84%

National Average
$60,000

Legal Document Review
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 26%