The average salary for a Senior Paralegal is C$63,941 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

C$48,395 - C$82,885
C$48K
C$65K
C$83K
MEDIAN: C$64,677
10%
50%
90%
C$29.48 - C$40.69
C$33
MEDIAN: C$33.22
50%
C$0C$85K
Salary C$48,395 - C$82,885
Bonus C$964 - C$10,391
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$49,302 - C$85,817
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$33.22
Overtime C$45.00
Annual Data C$0C$85K
Bonus C$964 - C$10,391
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$49,302 - C$85,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Senior Paralegal

A senior paralegal position normally exists either within larger legal practices or the legal department of large corporations. It is distinguished from entry-level paralegal work by the amount of expertise within the field necessary to hold the position, as well as a proven ability to manage a wide variety of tasks beyond those present at the entry level. Senior paralegals are often trusted with highly sensitive documentation, research and reporting, and are expected to maintain high levels of confidentiality as a result. In larger firms, senior paralegals fill a supervisory position, and may have a staff of legal assistants working under them. The job of hiring these assistants, or at minimum, giving their initial interviews and screenings may fall to the senior paralegals.

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Senior Paralegal Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • 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.
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, maintain document file and file pleadings with court clerk.

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Q: What is it like working as a Senior Paralegal?

Senior Paralegal in Toronto:
Pros: Large range of opportunity; diverse culture.
Cons: Commuting; too fast paced and competitive.

Key Stats for Senior Paralegal

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
45%

Experience Affects Senior Paralegal Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
C$66,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 23%