A Paralegal in Calgary, Alberta earns an average salary of C$55,925 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Drafting Correspondence, Litigation Case Management, Document Preparation, and Legal Research. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

C$39,704 - C$74,887
C$40K
C$56K
C$75K
MEDIAN: C$55,679
10%
50%
90%
C$14.95 - C$40.13
C$15
C$29
C$40
MEDIAN: C$29.00
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$77K
Salary C$39,704 - C$74,887
Bonus C$96.96 - C$10,067
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$38,895 - C$77,823
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 111
Hourly Data C$0C$57
Hourly Rate C$14.95 - C$40.13
Hourly Tips C$2.50
Overtime C$21.14 - C$57.40
Annual Data C$0C$77K
Bonus C$96.96 - C$10,067
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$38,895 - C$77,823
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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$45,000 based on 14 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$51,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$70,000 based on 19 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$60,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲22%

▲5%

National Average
C$58,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries





Real Estate
▲5%

Legal Document Review
▲1%

National Average
C$58,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 21%