Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Paralegal make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$68,110 / yrTotal Pay
$45,109 / yrBase Pay
$23,001 / yrAdditional Pay

$68,110

 / yr
$32K$332K
Most Likely Range
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How much does a Paralegal make?

The estimated total pay for a Paralegal is $68,110 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $45,109 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 $23,001 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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$68,110 /yr
Paralegal
$82,231 /yr
Senior Paralegal
$72,847 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Paralegal?

Some related job titles are Assistant Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $75,873, Paralegal Specialist Salaries with median pay of $72,871, Corporate Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $77,221, Immigration Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $82,542.

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US Army
3.8

US Army

Paralegal

$52,753

 /yr
Range: $24K - $101K

$24K

$101K

$23,577 - $100,871 Range

Fragomen
3.6

Fragomen

Paralegal

$62,119

 /yr
Range: $40K - $99K

$40K

$99K

$39,648 - $99,055 Range

LawFirm.com
4.1

LawFirm.com

Paralegal

$52,179

 /yr
Range: $28K - $515K

$28K

$515K

$28,036 - $515,038 Range

Berry Appleman & Leiden
4.0

$59,988

 /yr
Range: $42K - $88K

$42K

$88K

$42,151 - $87,554 Range

New York County District Attorney
4.0

$40K

$53K

$40,000 - $53,127 Range

Lexington Law
2.6

Lexington Law

Paralegal - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $13 - $20

$13

$20

$13 - $20 Range

Weitz & Luxenberg
2.9

Weitz & Luxenberg

Paralegal - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $17 - $37

$17

$37

$17 - $37 Range

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Voce
3.1

Voce

Paralegal

$44,655

 /yr
Range: $39K - $75K

$39K

$75K

$39,335 - $75,259 Range

Wilson Elser
3.3

Wilson Elser

Paralegal

$51,757

 /yr
Range: $38K - $88K

$38K

$88K

$37,832 - $88,478 Range

The Law Offices of Iannella and Mummolo
3.4

$34K

$50K

$34,418 - $50,457 Range

Thomas J. Henry Law, PLLC
3.8

Thomas J. Henry Law, PLLC

Paralegal - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $14 - $29

$14

$29

$14 - $29 Range

US Department of Justice
4.1

$60,512

 /yr
Range: $44K - $86K

$44K

$86K

$43,606 - $86,082 Range

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C.
3.7

$39K

$80K

$38,871 - $79,706 Range

NYLAG

Paralegal

$47,720

 /yr
Range: $38K - $58K

$38K

$58K

$38,469 - $58,449 Range

Robert Half
3.9

Robert Half

Paralegal

$53,063

 /yr
Range: $36K - $106K

$36K

$106K

$35,942 - $105,506 Range

Liberty Mutual Insurance
3.9

$48K

$84K

$47,500 - $84,196 Range

Legal Aid Society
4.1

$48,416

 /yr
Range: $34K - $62K

$34K

$62K

$33,691 - $62,108 Range

Morgan and Morgan
2.9

$50,209

 /yr
Range: $31K - $73K

$31K

$73K

$31,000 - $72,628 Range

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
3.3

$45K

$84K

$45,367 - $84,000 Range

BWW Law Group
2.4

BWW Law Group

Paralegal

$40,169

 /yr
Range: $25K - $50K

$25K

$50K

$25,283 - $49,911 Range

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$58,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Paralegal with 1 to 3 years of experience

$85,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Immigration Paralegal with 7 to 9 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,000/yr

8 days ago by a Litigation Paralegal with 4 to 6 years of experience

$57,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Paralegal with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$52,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Paralegal with 4 to 6 years of experience

$21

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Paralegal with 1 to 3 years of experience

$72,500

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Litigation Paralegal with more than 15 years of experience

$52,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Paralegal with 4 to 6 years of experience

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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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