Mid-Career Senior Paralegal Salary

The average Mid-Career Senior Paralegal earns approximately $63K annually. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The vast majority (88 percent) of Mid-Career Senior Paralegals who took the survey are female. Most Mid-Career Senior Paralegals like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$46,278 - $84,815
$46K
$63K
$85K
MEDIAN: $62,683
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$18.51 - $39.34
$19
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $25.74
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$0$88K
Salary $46,278 - $84,815
Bonus $690 - $10,214
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$43,404 - $88,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 210
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $18.51 - $39.34
Overtime $30.71 - $63.45
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $690 - $10,214
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$43,404 - $88,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

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Senior Paralegal Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,507

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Senior Paralegals, 43 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Senior Paralegals can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), and San Diego (+2 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Chicago (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Senior Paralegal

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
5-9 years
68%
10-19 years
32%
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Skills That Affect Senior Paralegal Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲28%

Corporate
▲12%

Legal Compliance
▲10%

Contract Negotiation
▲6%

Contract Management
▲2%

National Average
$64,000

Complex Litigation Case Management
▼3%

Document Preparation
▼6%

Legal Document Review
▼7%

Litigation Case Management
▼7%

Legal Research
▼8%

Case Management
▼11%

Document Management
▼12%

Drafting Correspondence
▼15%

Office Administration
▼21%

Client Interaction
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 20%
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