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Average Paralegal Salary in United Kingdom

£19,659
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£962
Bonus
£1,700
Commission
£750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Paralegal in United Kingdom is £19,659.
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£15k
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£20k
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£30k
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£15k - £30k
Bonus
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£486 - £3k
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What Do Paralegals Do?

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 £23,335. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Slater and Gordon and Eversheds Solicitors, earning around £21,250 and £19,000, respectively. Lyons Davidson pays the lowest at around £17,000. Weightmans and Irwin Mitchell also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £17,099 and £18,109, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Paralegal. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Paralegal
Senior Paralegal
Legal Executive /General Counsel
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Paralegals?

Skills in Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Preparation, Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction and Case Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Paralegals?

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 £17,997 based on 170 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £19,362 based on 764 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £23,331 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,550 based on 83 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £25,167.
Employees with Paralegal in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 24.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Leeds, England: Leeds (8.1% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (7.9% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (6.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,213 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.0%
Early Career
63.0%
Mid Career
12.4%
Experienced
6.8%
Late Career
3.7%

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