The average salary for a Paralegal in United Kingdom is £19,298.
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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. Paralegals may have to interview clients…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Paralegal
The top respondents for the job title Paralegal are from the companies Irwin Mitchell, Slater and Gordon and Lyons Davidson. Reported salaries are highest at Clyde & Co where the average pay is £20,085. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Slater and Gordon, earning around £18,434. Lyons Davidson pays the lowest at around £17,000. Irwin Mitchell also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying £17,467.
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Popular Skills for Paralegal
Legal Document Review
Skills in Legal Research and Legal Document Review are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Case Management and Drafting Correspondence.
Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal
An entry-level Paralegal with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £17,455 based on 555 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £18,964 based on 907 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £22,994 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,328 based on 127 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £23,769.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Paralegal in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (12.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff (8.3% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (6.9% less) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (6.4% less).
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