The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Paralegal in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is $18.09.
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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
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Skills in Document Preparation and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management, Drafting Correspondence and Client Interaction.
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 $15.58 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.30 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.50 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
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Employees with Paralegal in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 54.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (24.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.8% less), Houston, Texas (4.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.9% less).
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