Paralegal

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How much does a Paralegal make in the United States?

Average base salary
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6k salaries reported, updated at May 26, 2020
$50,691
per year
The average salary for a paralegal is $50,691 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for paralegals

Most recommended skill

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earn +43.45% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 40.12% since 2018. Paralegals with this skill earn +43.45% more than the average base salary, which is $50,691 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Non-CDL Class C
+37.78%
4 jobs
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Acquisitions
+43.45%
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Underwriting
+51.51%
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Regulatory Reporting
+49.41%
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iManage
+30.08%
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Document Management Systems
+23.26%
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Law Degree
+27.39%
50 jobs
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Certification categories:
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Paralegal Certificate
+15.70%
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Most common benefits for Paralegals

  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Food provided
  • 401(k)

Salary satisfaction

Based on 566 ratings

50% of Paralegals in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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