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Paralegal Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$70,378 (USD)

Average Salary

$34/hr

Average Hourly

$1,717

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 14, 2019

The average pay for a Paralegal is $70,378 a year and $34 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Paralegal is between $50,476 and $86,776. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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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 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Job family population: 309,940

Estimated population of Paralegal jobs: 210,877

Rate of error: 1.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$81,588
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Paralegal Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Paralegal
Dec 13
Chicago, United States
Avanti Staffing
Chicago law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced paralegal with at least 3-5 years of current experience. Firm specializes in plaintiff personal injury/medical malpractice/brain injuries ...
Litigation Paralegal
Dec 6
Chicago, IL, USA
The Mom Project
The Mom Project is helping to source candidates for the above client who is looking for a Litigation Paralegal Commitment : 20 hours per week, 80% remote, contract through April 2020 Our client, a ...
Senior Paralegal - 19-00171
Dec 10
Chicago, IL, USA
JURISolutions, Inc.
Senior Paralegals will be responsible for summarizing discovery and depositions, oral arguments and hearing for attorneys preparing motions and briefs, FOIA requests, exhibit cross-references ...
Corporate Paralegal, $110k (CLSLS #4673)
Dec 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Chicago Legal Search, Ltd.
The downtown Chicago office of our national law firm client is seeking an experienced Corporate Paralegal to join their busy practice. Qualified candidates will have 10+ years of relevant corporate ...
Litigation Paralegal (CLSLS #4672)
Dec 6
Chicago, IL, USA
Chicago Legal Search, Ltd.
Our highly credentialed boutique law firm client, located in downtown Chicago, is seeking a Litigation Paralegal with 3+ years of strong litigation experience. E-discovery/relativity and prior ...

The average pay for a Paralegal is $70,378 a year and $34 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Paralegal is between $50,476 and $86,776. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Chicago, United States
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Chicago law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced paralegal with at least 3-5 years of current experience. Firm specializes in plaintiff personal injury/medical malpractice/brain injuries ...
Litigation Paralegal
Dec 6
Chicago, IL, USA
The Mom Project
The Mom Project is helping to source candidates for the above client who is looking for a Litigation Paralegal Commitment : 20 hours per week, 80% remote, contract through April 2020 Our client, a ...
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