The average pay for a Paralegal in Toronto, Ontario is C$48,299 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

C$34,156 - C$67,735
C$34K
C$48K
C$68K
MEDIAN: C$48,454
10%
50%
90%
C$12.31 - C$27.62
C$12
C$18
C$28
MEDIAN: C$17.71
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$69K
Salary C$34,156 - C$67,735
Bonus C$0.00 - C$6,335
Profit Sharing C$12,478
Commission C$10,000
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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C$31,193 - C$69,455
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 221
Hourly Data C$0C$27
Hourly Rate C$12.31 - C$27.62
Overtime C$19.87
Annual Data C$0C$69K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$6,335
Commission C$10,000
Profit Sharing C$12,478
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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C$31,193 - C$69,455
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

Job Description for Paralegal

Paralegals perform legal-, regulatory- and business-related research for lawyers working at their organization. Most of the time, paralegals work for law offices, corporations’ legal departments or courts. These professionals also provide legal support services to attorneys. They assist lawyers in filing materials such as motions, memoranda, pleadings and briefs in various court systems, as well as accompany lawyers to see clients and/or to go to court.

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Paralegal Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$44,000 based on 98 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$58,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$75,000 based on 11 salaries. A Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$70,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲64%

Late-Career
▲53%

▲26%

National Average
C$46,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries




Document Preparation
▲2%

▲2%

National Average
C$46,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 36%