Average Early-Career Paralegal with Legal Research Skills Salary

$43,093
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,040
Bonus
$1,200
Commission
$1,980
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Paralegal with Legal Research skills is $43,093.
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$31k
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$43k
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$60k
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$31k - $60k
Bonus
$203 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$489 - $7k
Commission
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$28k - $59k
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What Are Popular Skills for Paralegals?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Management, Drafting Correspondence, Case Management, Client Interaction and Document Preparation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Paralegals?

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 $39,999 based on 317 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,617 based on 939 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,839 based on 936 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,822.
Employees with Paralegal in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (29.8% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (9.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.8% less) and Miami, Florida (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,721 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.7%
Mid Career
34.5%
Experienced
34.4%
Late Career
19.4%