Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Paralegal make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$55,149 / yrTotal Pay
$51,118 / yrBase Pay
$4,031 / yrAdditional Pay

$55,149

 / yr
$36K$84K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Paralegal is $55,149 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $51,118 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $4,031 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Paralegal

$55,149 /yr
Paralegal
$82,584 /yr
Senior Paralegal
$58,091 /yr
Lead Paralegal
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Related Job Titles

For Paralegal

Some related job titles are Assistant Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $47,304, Paralegal Specialist Salaries with median pay of $56,947, Corporate Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $79,024, Immigration Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $52,742.

Top Paying Companies

For a Paralegal in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Paralegal in United States. Employers include Google, Meta and Oracle.

1
Google
$161,477/yr
2
Meta
$159,692/yr
3
Oracle
$129,322/yr
6
IBM
$113,000/yr
7
Apple
$111,414/yr

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US Army
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ParalegalSee 444 salaries from all locations

$68,101

 / yr

$66,691

 / yr

$63,195

 / yr

$53,040

 / yr

$27

 / hr

$65,615

 / yr

$24

 / hr

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$58,738

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$53,089

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$28

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Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Legal?

The legal field is expected to see continued demand to meet increased regulatory and tax compliance needs in the future. Employees will increasingly work with artificial intelligence and automated services, with workers shifting towards advisory roles rather than document review. Companies are expected to shift more work to in-house legal staff and away from law firm partnerships due to the high cost of outside counsel. Most work in the field requires higher education and offers above-median pay.

A Paralegal salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Paralegal in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $36,445 to $63,292 per year, based on 79 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Paralegal in US can make a salary range of $36,031 to $84,053 with at least 5 years of experience, based on 20,756 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Paralegal gets the highest compensation are Baxter International Inc., Prologis, Inc. and Intuit Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 10.36% less than smaller companies for a Paralegal.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Litigation Paralegal

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Paralegal

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$68,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Paralegal

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$90,000

/yr

$80K | $10K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Real Estate Paralegal

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$76,000

/yr

$74K | $3K

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Paralegal

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$187,000

/yr

$185K | $2K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Paralegal

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$40,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Patent Paralegal

United States of America

 | <1 year

$47,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday

Paralegal pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Paralegal is $51,118 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Paralegal salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 22540 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Paralegal employees.

The highest salary for a Paralegal in United States is $76,624 per year.

The lowest salary for a Paralegal in United States is $34,102 per year.

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