Entry-Level Paralegal Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Paralegal is $39,631 per year.

$29,336 - $55,493
$29K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,003
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50%
90%

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$11.82 - $23.38
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.12
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$0$55K
Salary $29,336 - $55,493
Bonus $49.94 - $3,992
Profit Sharing $487.22 - $6,929
Commission $2,000
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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$26,499 - $54,131
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,145
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $11.82 - $23.38
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.62 - $39.74
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $49.94 - $3,992
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $487.22 - $6,929
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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$26,499 - $54,131
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,708

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,725

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

Paralegal Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Paralegal in Winston-Salem:
"Never stop growing/learning and improving."
Stay on top of changes in your area of interest. Be proactive. Challenge yourself!! Do be afraid to say, I don't understand and ask for clarification, nor to say, I haven't done this before, but I know I can handle it. Network with other paralegals and attorneys. Build a strong network!

Paralegal in Detroit:
"Low pay."
Work for a corporation with more than one attorney.

Paralegal in Denver:
"I wish I had know that they do not give raises."
Do not work here. It is a with cracked walls, no ventilation in bathrooms, soiled carpet, plaster hanging from the ceiling, dead mice and squirrel odors. Low wages. You get a $100 bill at Christmas and $35 Gift card for Thanksgiving.

Paralegal in Wayne:
"THe job comes with a significant amount of responsibility."
Do not be afraid to ask questions and research.

Paralegal in Denton:
"Go to the source."
Always do your best to learn and check your facts against the authority. Ask questions.

Paralegal in Atlanta:
"Raise time."
Stay in your seat. Try not to socialize and just do your job. Be proactive not reactive.

Paralegal in Denver:
Attorneys are jerks. So are business owners. No one cares or appericates your work.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 991 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 991 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 38%
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