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Paralegal Manager Salary

Paralegal Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $37K to $105K per year, median earnings come to $66K per year. Most Paralegal Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Paralegal Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. Around one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,652 - $100,365
(Median)
$40K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,896
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$15.29 - $30.22
(Median)
$15
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,652 - $100,365  
   
Bonus
$251.11 - $10,179  
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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$37,283 - $105,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.29 - $30.22  
   
Overtime
$17.96 - $87.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$251.11 - $10,179  
   
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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$37,283 - $105,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know People Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 84 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Legal Document Review and Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $52K on average. Paralegal Managers bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $68K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Paralegal Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 84%

National Average
$60,000

Legal Research
up arrow 11%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 25%
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