The average salary for an Early-Career Corporate Paralegal is $56,870.
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Job Description for Corporate Paralegal
Many large companies have a legal department staffed by attorneys who help ensure that the organization’s business, selling, and hiring practices all adhere to laws. These departments also represent the company in the event of any legal actions. A corporate paralegal typically works in this legal department to assist the attorneys with a variety of tasks. Usually, the paralegal assumes office administrative tasks such as document drafting and categorization. The paralegal also helps perform res…Read more
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Popular Skills for Corporate Paralegal
Legal Document Review
Skills in Corporate, Corporate Governance and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Management and Legal Document Review.
Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Paralegal
An entry-level Corporate Paralegal with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,126 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Corporate Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,281 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Corporate Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,622 based on 264 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,837.
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Employees with Corporate Paralegal in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 36.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Palo Alto, California (13.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (5.8% less).
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