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Average Paralegal Salary in South Africa

R149,934
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R13,155
Bonus
R67,500
Commission
R10,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Paralegal in South Africa is R149,934.
10%
ZAR 56k
MEDIAN
ZAR 150k
90%
ZAR 382k
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R56k - R382k
Bonus
R3k - R79k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R10k
Commission
R0 - R68k
Total Pay
R60k - R381k
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What Do Paralegals Do?

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Paralegals?

Skills in Drafting Correspondence, Client Interaction and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research and Document Preparation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Paralegals?

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 R118,620 based on 35 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R117,446 based on 143 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R191,781 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R294,411 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R328,569.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 320 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.9%
Early Career
44.7%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
13.8%
Late Career
9.1%

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