Paralegal Manager Salary

Paralegal Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $43K to $115K per year, median earnings come to $69K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Female Paralegal Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,973 - $109,066
$44K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $68,920
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50%
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$17.27 - $49.02
$17
$28
$49
MEDIAN: $28.13
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$0$115K
Salary $43,973 - $109,066
Bonus $970 - $19,574
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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$43,180 - $115,182
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71
Hourly Data $0$87
Hourly Rate $17.27 - $49.02
Overtime $56.27
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $970 - $19,574
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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$43,180 - $115,182
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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.

Common Career Paths for Paralegal Manager


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Paralegal Managers who take a Paralegal role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Paralegals is usually $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
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Paralegal Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲2%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Manager Salaries

People Management
▲58%

National Average
$70,000

Legal Research
▼22%

Legal Document Review
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 25%
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