Mid-Career Senior Paralegal Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Senior Paralegals lies in the neighborhood of $63K per year. The vast majority (86 percent) of Mid-Career Senior Paralegals who took the survey are female. Although approximately one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Senior Paralegals is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,855 - $83,680
$46K
$63K
$84K
MEDIAN: $62,862
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$18.42 - $39.71
$18
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $26.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,855 - $83,680  
   
Bonus
$605 - $10,177  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$43,756 - $88,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$18.42 - $39.71  
   
Overtime
$31.38 - $65.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$605 - $10,177  
   
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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$43,756 - $88,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,612

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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 will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), and San Diego (+2 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Senior Paralegal

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
5-9 years
67%
10-19 years
33%
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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
▼7%

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
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 20%
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