The average salary for a Late-Career Paralegal is $58,707.
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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
The top respondents for the job title Paralegal are from the companies Family Law Office, McCormick Barstow and McCormick Barstow. Reported salaries are highest at McCormick Barstow where the average pay is $52,000. Family Law Office pays the lowest at around $45,000.
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Popular Skills for Paralegal
Litigation Case Management
Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence, Litigation Case Management, Client Interaction, Case Management and Document Preparation.
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 $38,787 based on 1,276 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,032 based on 7,461 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,009 based on 4,102 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,852 based on 4,311 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 28.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (25.4% more) and Denver, Colorado (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (2.8% less).
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