Mid-Career Paralegal Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Paralegals is around $49K annually. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career Paralegals range from $33K on the low end to $68K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $7K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and half receive dental plans. The vast majority of Mid-Career Paralegals (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of Mid-Career Paralegals claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,035 - $67,715
$35K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,002
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$14.68 - $29.12
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MEDIAN: $20.07
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$0$67K
Salary $35,035 - $67,715
Bonus $242.79 - $5,070
Profit Sharing $906 - $8,109
Commission $2,500
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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$33,102 - $67,735
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,939
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $29.12
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $23.09 - $51.28
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $242.79 - $5,070
Commission $2,500
Profit Sharing $906 - $8,109
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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$33,102 - $67,735
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,078

Paralegal Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Paralegal


Mid-Career Paralegals seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Greenbergs Traurig Llp, where the average salary comes to $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,537

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

Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Paralegals, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 45 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Paralegals can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+33 percent), New York (+17 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Tampa and 10 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 640 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries


National Average
$48,000

Legal Research
▼1%












▼11%

Bankruptcy
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 640 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 30%