Senior Paralegal Salary

The average pay for a Senior Paralegal is $70,200 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Contract Negotiation and Corporate. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$46,866 - $92,502
$47K
$70K
$93K
MEDIAN: $69,883
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$17.66 - $41.81
$18
$28
$42
MEDIAN: $28.11
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$96K
Salary $46,866 - $92,502
Bonus $1,015 - $10,142
Profit Sharing $1,237 - $17,452
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).
)
$44,847 - $96,372
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 785
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $17.66 - $41.81
Overtime $29.51 - $71.02
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $1,015 - $10,142
Profit Sharing $1,237 - $17,452
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).
)
$44,847 - $96,372
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 221

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Senior Paralegal

A senior paralegal position normally exists either within larger legal practices or the legal department of large corporations. It is distinguished from entry-level paralegal work by the amount of expertise within the field necessary to hold the position, as well as a proven ability to manage a wide variety of tasks beyond those present at the entry level. Senior paralegals are often trusted with highly sensitive documentation, research and reporting, and are expected to maintain high levels of confidentiality as a result. In larger firms, senior paralegals fill a supervisory position, and may have a staff of legal assistants working under them. The job of hiring these assistants, or at minimum, giving their initial interviews and screenings may fall to the senior paralegals.

Read More...

Senior Paralegal Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, maintain document file and file pleadings with court clerk.

Common Career Paths for Senior Paralegal


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Senior Paralegal Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Paralegal

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Senior Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 239 salaries. An experienced Senior Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 513 salaries. A Senior Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 343 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,134

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Paralegal Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Paralegal?

Senior Paralegal in Atlanta:
"Busy, long hours, concentrated focus."
Pros: The actual drafting of legal documents.
Cons: No breaks, long ours siting,

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Senior Paralegal

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
37%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Senior Paralegal Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$69,000

▼8%

▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 19%
ADVERTISEMENT