The average salary for a Late-Career Paralegal in Houston, Texas is $61,355.
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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
Litigation Case Management
Skills in Case Management and Document Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Litigation 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 $39,047 based on 31 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,963 based on 138 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,075 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,367 based on 103 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 20.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (20.0% more) and Dallas, Texas (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (7.0% less).
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