Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Paralegal make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$55,311 / yrTotal Pay
$51,358 / yrBase Pay
$3,953 / yrAdditional Pay

$55,311

 / yr
$36K$85K
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The estimated total pay for a Paralegal is $55,311 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $51,358 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 $3,953 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

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$55,311 /yr
Paralegal
$84,300 /yr
Senior Paralegal
$58,491 /yr
Lead Paralegal
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Some related job titles are Assistant Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $47,164, Paralegal Specialist Salaries with median pay of $58,059, Corporate Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $78,798, Immigration Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $52,639.

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US Army
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ParalegalSee 441 salaries from all locations

$68,387

 / yr

$66,731

 / yr

$63,112

 / yr

$53,071

 / yr

$27

 / hr

$65,354

 / yr

$24

 / hr

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$69,363

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$63,347

 / yr

$58,818

 / yr

$52,981

 / yr

$85,099

 / yr

$28

 / hr

$48,788

 / yr

$55,605

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$57,367

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$60,491

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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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Paralegal

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$45,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Paralegal

United States of America

 | <1 year

$40,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Paralegal

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$63,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Paralegal

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$66,400

/yr

$30K | $36K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Litigation Paralegal

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$52,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Paralegal

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Paralegal pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Paralegal is $51,358 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Paralegal salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 22247 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Paralegal employees.

The highest salary for a Paralegal in United States is $77,327 per year.

The lowest salary for a Paralegal in United States is $34,111 per year.

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