The average salary for a Paralegal with Document Preparation skills in Seattle, Washington is $59,548.
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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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Popular Skills for Paralegal
Skills in Document Management and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction and Case Management.
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 $42,753 based on 7 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,358 based on 60 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,388 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,961 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,246.
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Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 4.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (16.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (16.2% less) and New York, New York (15.5% less).
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