The average salary for a Paralegal with Legal Research skills is $48,449.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Paralegal
The top respondents for the job title Paralegal are from the companies Kadish & Fiordaliso, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott and Morgan & Morgan. Reported salaries are highest at Allstate where the average pay is $62,400. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott and Morgan & Morgan, earning around $52,615 and $40,000, respectively. Kadish & Fiordaliso pays the lowest at around $33,586. District Attorney's Office and Family Law Office also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $37,212 and $37,500, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Paralegal
Skills in Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drafting Correspondence, Case Management, Client Interaction 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 $39,905 based on 318 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,869 based on 1,681 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,546 based on 946 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,634 based on 957 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,623.
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Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 42.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (32.6% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.9% less).
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