How much does a Paralegal make?

Updated Dec 7, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$51,166 /yr
Average Base Pay

12,886 salaries

$35K

Low

$51K

Average

$75K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Paralegal make? The national average salary for a Paralegal is $51,166 in United States. Filter by location to see Paralegal salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 12,886 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Paralegal employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Paralegal$51,166 /yr
L3
Senior Paralegal$77,245 /yr
L4
Lead Paralegal$64,764 /yr
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$47,169

per year

Paralegal Specialist

$75,645

per year

Corporate Paralegal

$65,708

per year

Immigration Paralegal

$50,857

per year

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US Army
3.8

US Army

Paralegal

$50,680

 /yr
Range: $23K - $97K
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$23K

$97K

$22,651 - $96,906 Range

Fragomen
3.6

Fragomen

Paralegal

$60,399

 /yr
Range: $38K - $95K

$38K

$95K

$38,090 - $95,162 Range

Berry Appleman & Leiden
4.1

Berry Appleman & Leiden

Paralegal

$56,421

 /yr
Range: $41K - $84K

$41K

$84K

$40,697 - $84,112 Range

LawFirm.com
4

LawFirm.com

Paralegal

$50,027

 /yr
Range: $27K - $500K

$27K

$500K

$26,934 - $500,000 Range

Weitz & Luxenberg
2.9

Weitz & Luxenberg

Paralegal - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $16 - $36

$16

$36

$16 - $36 Range

Lexington Law
2.9

Lexington Law

Paralegal - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $19

$13

$19

$13 - $19 Range

New York County District Attorney
4.2

New York County District Attorney

Paralegal

$44,746

 /yr
Range: $40K - $50K

$40K

$50K

$40,460 - $50,146 Range

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Voce
3.1

Voce

Paralegal - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $18 - $34

$18

$34

$18 - $34 Range

Wilson Elser
3.4

Wilson Elser

Paralegal

$51,213

 /yr
Range: $38K - $85K

$38K

$85K

$38,204 - $85,000 Range

The Law Offices of Iannella and Mummolo
3.5

The Law Offices of Iannella and Mummolo

Paralegal

$34,900

 /yr
Range: $33K - $42K

$33K

$42K

$33,066 - $42,114 Range

Thomas J. Henry Law, PLLC
4.1

Thomas J. Henry Law, PLLC

Paralegal - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $13 - $26

$13

$26

$13 - $26 Range

US Department of Justice
4.1

US Department of Justice

Paralegal

$60,000

 /yr
Range: $42K - $83K

$42K

$83K

$41,893 - $82,698 Range

Robert Half
3.9

Robert Half

Paralegal

$52,992

 /yr
Range: $36K - $101K

$36K

$101K

$35,948 - $101,360 Range

NYLAG

Paralegal

$45,845

 /yr
Range: $37K - $56K

$37K

$56K

$36,957 - $56,152 Range

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C.
3.5

$37K

$77K

$37,343 - $77,000 Range

BWW Law Group
2.6

BWW Law Group

Paralegal

$38,291

 /yr
Range: $24K - $48K

$24K

$48K

$24,289 - $47,846 Range

Liberty Mutual Insurance
3.8

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Paralegal

$57,563

 /yr
Range: $47K - $81K

$47K

$81K

$46,711 - $80,887 Range

Granite Broadcasting
3.3

Granite Broadcasting

Paralegal

$48,275

 /yr
Range: $32K - $78K

$32K

$78K

$32,215 - $78,168 Range

Allstate
3.4

Allstate

Paralegal

$62,767

 /yr
Range: $51K - $78K

$51K

$78K

$51,391 - $78,390 Range

McCabe, Weisberg & Conway
2.2

McCabe, Weisberg & Conway

Paralegal

$38,976

 /yr
Range: $29K - $52K

$29K

$52K

$29,082 - $51,931 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Paralegal salaries

The national average salary for a Paralegal is $51,166 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Paralegal salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 12886 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Paralegal employees.

The highest salary for a Paralegal in United States is $75,141 per year.

The lowest salary for a Paralegal in United States is $34,841 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent paralegal salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$150,000
per year
A Paralegal in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Paralegal in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Government
$65,328
per year
A Paralegal in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $65,328 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private