A Paralegal earns an average salary of £18,648 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

£13,954 - £27,716
£14K
£19K
£28K
MEDIAN: £18,755
10%
50%
90%
£6.59 - £17.74
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£18
MEDIAN: £9.42
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90%
£0£28K
Salary £13,954 - £27,716
Bonus £0.00 - £3,072
Profit Sharing £400
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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£13,987 - £28,764
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,503
Hourly Data £0£40
Hourly Rate £6.59 - £17.74
Overtime £0.00 - £40.00
Annual Data £0£28K
Bonus £0.00 - £3,072
Profit Sharing £400
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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£13,987 - £28,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 87

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 ₤18,000 based on 702 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 ₤22,000 based on 143 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤24,000 based on 85 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 ₤23,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £18,924

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Paralegal Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Paralegal?

Paralegal in Leicester:
"Interesting work."
Pros: Learning new skills. Increasing responsibility. Training juniors. Friendly working atmosphere.
Cons: Low pay.

Paralegal in Leicester:
"Interesting work."
Pros: Learning new skills. Increasing responsibility. Training juniors. Friendly working atmosphere.
Cons: Low pay.

Paralegal in Leicester:
"Interesting work."
Pros: Learning new skills. Increasing responsibility. Training juniors. Friendly working atmosphere.
Cons: Low pay.

Paralegal in Manchester:
"Brilliant."
Pros: The fast paced environment.
Cons: Working for other people.

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Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲29%

▲24%

▲17%

National Average
₤19,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲63%

Legal Compliance
▲9%

conveyancing
▲8%

Administration
▲6%




National Average
₤19,000

Drafting Correspondence
▼1%



Negotiation
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 63%