$69,541
Avg. Salary
$29.08
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,502

Bonus

$3,052

Profit Sharing

$15,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Paralegal is $29.08 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Paralegal is $69,541 per year.

10%
$19.18
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$29.08
50%
$42.95
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90%
MEDIAN $29.08
10%
$47k
10%
$70k
50%
$93k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $69,541
$47,397 - $93,191
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MEDIAN: $69,541
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$19.18 - $42.95
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MEDIAN: $29.08
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$0$98K
Salary $47,397 - $93,191
Bonus $997 - $10,211
Profit Sharing $1,182 - $10,202
Commission $15,000
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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$45,715 - $98,591
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,540
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $19.18 - $42.95
Overtime $29.78 - $71.94
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $997 - $10,211
Commission $15,000
Profit Sharing $1,182 - $10,202
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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$45,715 - $98,591
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 488

Job Description for Senior Paralegal

A senior paralegal position normally exists either within larger legal practices or the legal department of large corporations. It is distinguished from entry-level paralegal work by the amount of expertise within the field necessary to hold the position, as well as a proven ability to manage a wide variety of tasks beyond those present at the entry level. Senior paralegals are often trusted with highly sensitive documentation, research and reporting, and are expected to maintain high levels of confidentiality as a result. In larger firms, senior paralegals fill a supervisory position, and may have a staff of legal assistants working under them. The job of hiring these assistants, or at minimum, giving their initial interviews and screenings may fall to the senior paralegals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Paralegal

Pay by Experience for a Senior Paralegal has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Paralegal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Paralegal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 239 salaries. An experienced Senior Paralegal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 513 salaries. A Senior Paralegal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 343 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,158

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Key Stats for Senior Paralegal

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 436 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Senior Paralegal Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$69,000

▼8%

▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 436 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 20%