$46,978
Avg. Salary
$18.27
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,466

Bonus

$2,675

Profit Sharing

$2,948

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Paralegal is $18.27 per hour.

The average pay for a Paralegal is $46,978 per year.

10%
$12.76
10%
$18.27
50%
$27.58
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MEDIAN $18.27
10%
$32k
10%
$47k
50%
$69k
90%
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MEDIAN $46,978
$32,182 - $69,249
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$69K
MEDIAN: $46,978
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$0$69K
Salary $32,182 - $69,249
Bonus $250 - $5,116
Profit Sharing $894 - $6,992
Commission $0.00 - $14,623
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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$29,997 - $67,692
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 12,674
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $12.76 - $27.58
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $9.16
Overtime $20.29 - $47.91
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $250 - $5,116
Commission $0.00 - $14,623
Profit Sharing $894 - $6,992
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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$29,997 - $67,692
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,349

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 $37,000 based on 5,566 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 $47,000 based on 2,831 salaries. An experienced Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 2,898 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 $55,000 based on 1,516 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,133

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Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3786 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

▲25%

▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$44,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3786 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 35%