Paralegal salary in United States
How much does a Paralegal make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a paralegal is $58,364 per year in the United States. 10.9k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2023
Top companies for Paralegals in United States
Highest paying cities for Paralegals near United States
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Paralegals
Paralegal Certificate(earn +15.70% more)
The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 11.93% since 2018. Paralegals with this certification earn +15.70% more than the average base salary, which is $58,364 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this certification||Change from previous year|
|2011||3||increase by 3|
|2012||22574||increase by 752366.67%|
|2013||51475||increase by 128.03%|
|2014||53491||increase by 3.92%|
|2015||29749||decrease by 44.39%|
|2016||36901||increase by 24.04%|
|2017||24996||decrease by 32.26%|
|2018||25366||increase by 1.48%|
|2019||28393||increase by 11.93%|
Top schools offering Paralegal Certificate
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Most common benefits for Paralegals
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Profit sharing
- Referral program
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased 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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Common questions about salaries for a Paralegal
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