$40,472
Avg. Salary
$16.51
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,008

Bonus

$2,389

Profit Sharing

$3,143

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Paralegal is $16.51 per hour.

The average pay for a Paralegal is $40,472 per year.

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$12.07
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$23.58
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MEDIAN $40,472
$29,735 - $56,048
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$0$56K
Salary $29,735 - $56,048
Bonus $148 - $4,701
Profit Sharing $491 - $6,228
Commission $0.00 - $6,000
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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$27,160 - $54,374
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,551
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.07 - $23.58
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.74 - $39.07
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $148 - $4,701
Commission $0.00 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $491 - $6,228
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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$27,160 - $54,374
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,049

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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Popular Employer Salaries for Paralegal


Many Entry-Level Paralegals can be found at Small Law Firm, Fragomen, Del Rey & Bernsen, Joubert Law Firm, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, and Family Law Office, firms that are at the top of the field.

Paralegal Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,397

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Paralegals in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Paralegals can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+23 percent), Washington (+21 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1721 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1721 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 39%