The average pay for a Paralegal in Halifax, Nova Scotia is C$39,981 per year. A skill in Litigation Case Management is associated with high pay for this job.

C$31,031 - C$51,183
C$31K
C$41K
C$51K
MEDIAN: C$40,504
10%
50%
90%
C$12.00 - C$22.50
C$17
MEDIAN: C$17.00
50%
C$0C$51K
Salary C$31,031 - C$51,183
Bonus C$450
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$29,046 - C$51,692
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 33
Hourly Data C$0C$35
Hourly Rate C$17.00
Overtime C$35.00
Annual Data C$0C$51K
Bonus C$450
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$29,046 - C$51,692
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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$33,000 based on 8 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$41,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$45,000 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$50,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
C$41,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Litigation Case Management
▲20%

National Average
C$41,000

Legal Document Review
▼1%

Corporate
▼1%

Document Preparation
▼2%

Drafting Correspondence
▼4%

Legal Research
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%