Real Estate Paralegal Salary

A Real Estate Paralegal earns an average salary of $47,075 per year. A skill in Legal Document Review is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,462 - $69,744
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,075
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$12.64 - $29.72
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,462 - $69,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
Profit Sharing
$51.65 - $4,850  
Commission
$1,250 - $12,300  
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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$30,953 - $70,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 511
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $29.72  
   
Overtime
$17.97 - $49.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
   
Commission
$1,250 - $12,300  
Profit Sharing
$51.65 - $4,850  
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).
)
$30,953 - $70,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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Job Description for Real Estate Paralegal

A real estate paralegal reports to an attorney, prepares/reviews real estate documents, and ensures that communication always flows smoothly between lawyers and buyers, sellers, lenders and real estate agents. A real estate paralegal can work for various parties in the real estate field, be they buyers or sellers, but the ability to adhere to deadlines is essential for ensuring that properties are closed on time. Strong teamwork skills are also important, as those in this position often work on a team of lawyers and other paralegals.

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Real Estate Paralegal Tasks

  • Work with brokers, escrow agents and lenders to expedite buying processes, clear title defects and resolve other legal issues.
  • Prepare and review closing documents and settlement statements.
  • Assist in drafting client communications, contract provisions and other documents, including deeds, mortgages, lien releases, etc.
  • Conduct legal research on applicable real estate laws.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Paralegal Salaries



National Average
$46,000



Skills That Affect Real Estate Paralegal Salaries

Legal Document Review
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National Average
$46,000

Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 27%