The average salary for a Paralegal with Legal Research skills in New York, New York is $49,866.
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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 Preparation, Case Management and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence and Client Interaction.
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 $43,944 based on 41 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,846 based on 109 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,344 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,372 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,730.
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Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 38.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (28.8% more) and San Diego, California (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.2% less).
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