Average Entry-Level Paralegal with Legal Research Skills Hourly Pay

$15.19
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$819
Bonus
$1,200
Commission
$3,000
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Paralegal with Legal Research skills is $15.19.
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$11.14
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$15.19
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$21.54
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $22
Bonus
$9 - $4,961
Profit Sharing
$67 - $4,069
Commission
$0 - $1,200
Total Pay
$25,259 - $50,064
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What Are Popular Skills for Paralegals?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Paralegals?

An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.09 based on 1,667 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.47 based on 939 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.44 based on 936 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 42.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.4% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.9% less) and Houston, Texas (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,071 survey responses.
Early Career
40.9%
Mid Career
23.1%
Experienced
23.0%
Late Career
13.0%