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Paralegal Salary

$66,225 (USD)

Average Salary

$32/hr

Average Hourly

$1,616

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Paralegal is $66,225 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Paralegal is between $47,497 and $81,655. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Paralegal. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Checks and examines law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds, and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by Attorney.
  • Assesses and inventories real and personal property for estate planning.
  • Investigates facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly.
Paralegal Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Job family population: 290,410

Estimated population of Paralegal jobs: 197,589

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$76,773
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Paralegal Job Listings for United States

Paralegal I
Jul 19
Irving, TX, USA
CHRISTUS Health
Description The Legal Department/Claims Team Paralegal 1 position requires expertise to support the CHRISTUS Legal Department-Claims Team, related functions in relation to all CHRISTUS Health regions ...
Senior Paralegal
Jul 19
Brea, CA, USA
Danaher
A paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited school (or any equivalent combination of related experience, training, and/or education) is required. * A minimum of five (5) or more years of ...
Paralegal - Corporate
Jul 19
New York, NY, USA
Chartwell Staffing Solutions
The paralegal will assist Firm attorneys and clients in all aspects of corporate transactional matters. This is a direct hire position and the hours are 9:30-5:30, non-exempt. Candidate will be ...
eDiscovery/Litigation Paralegal Job in Baltimore,MD
Jul 19
Baltimore, MD, USA
Special Counsel
Special Counsel is currently recruiting for an eDiscovery/Litigation Paralegal for a permanent job in Baltimore, MD. If you have at least one year of experience working in a law firm setting focusing ...
Senior Trademark Paralegal
Jul 19
Chicago, IL, USA
Cybercoders
Senior Trademark Paralegal If you are a Senior Trademark Paralegal, please read on! We are a fast-growing international company that provides legal support to law offices and companies. Our focus is ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Paralegal is $66,225 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Paralegal is between $47,497 and $81,655. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Paralegal. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Paralegal Job Listings for United States

Paralegal I
Jul 19
Irving, TX, USA
CHRISTUS Health
Description The Legal Department/Claims Team Paralegal 1 position requires expertise to support the CHRISTUS Legal Department-Claims Team, related functions in relation to all CHRISTUS Health regions ...
Senior Paralegal
Jul 19
Brea, CA, USA
Danaher
A paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited school (or any equivalent combination of related experience, training, and/or education) is required. * A minimum of five (5) or more years of ...
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