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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$50,189 USD

£39,667 GBP
New York City

$57,255 USD

$47,000 USD

£37,146 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Paralegal / United States

Average salary for Paralegal / United States is $50,189 USD per year. The most typical earning is $47,000 USD. All data are based on 80 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $46,200 USD. Women receive a salary of $51,400 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $55,600 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $54,000 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 8-12 Years of experience receive salary of $64,000 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $62,800 USD.

Levels / Paralegal / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
1 100%
1.25%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
3 98.75%
3.75%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
6 95%
7.5%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
10 87.5%
12.5%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
6 75%
7.5%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
7 67.5%
8.75%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
13 58.75%
16.25%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
11 42.5%
13.75%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
2 28.75%
2.5%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
3 26.25%
3.75%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
5 22.5%
6.25%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
4 16.25%
5%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
1 11.25%
1.25%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
1 10%
1.25%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
3 8.75%
3.75%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
1 5%
1.25%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
0 n/a
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
0 n/a
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
1 3.75%
1.25%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
0 n/a
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
0 n/a
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
0 n/a
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
1 2.5%
1.25%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
1 1.25%
1.25%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
0 n/a
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
0 n/a
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Paralegal / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Women 46 $51,400 USD
2 Men 15 $46,200 USD

Education / Paralegal / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 10 $55,600 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 38 $54,000 USD
3 Some College 26 $44,900 USD
4 Doctorate Degree 4 $40,500 USD
5 High School 2 $39,600 USD

Experience / Paralegal / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 8-12 Years 7 $64,000 USD
2 20+ Years 17 $62,800 USD
3 12-16 Years 6 $54,700 USD
4 16-20 Years 5 $53,000 USD
5 4-8 Years 13 $49,900 USD
6 2-4 Years 16 $42,300 USD
7 1-2 Years 8 $36,300 USD
8 0-1 Year 8 $36,100 USD

Age / Paralegal / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 5 $65,600 USD
2 46-50 4 $65,000 USD
3 51-55 7 $61,900 USD
4 41-45 7 $52,600 USD
5 n/a 19 $50,400 USD
6 61-65 2 $49,400 USD
7 31-35 11 $46,800 USD
8 21-25 11 $44,700 USD
9 14-20 1 $42,000 USD
10 36-40 4 $40,600 USD
11 26-30 9 $39,800 USD

Work Type / Paralegal / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 4 $52,000 USD
2 Contract 2 $52,000 USD
3 Permanent 68 $51,700 USD
4 Part Time 6 $31,400 USD

States / Paralegal / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Washington State 3 $69,200 USD
2 Texas 6 $65,700 USD
3 California 8 $64,100 USD
4 Missouri 1 $60,000 USD
5 New York State 9 $57,600 USD
6 District Of Columbia (DC) 5 $55,800 USD
7 Alabama 1 $55,000 USD
8 Colorado 5 $54,900 USD
9 Nebraska 1 $52,200 USD
10 Louisiana 4 $52,100 USD
11 Illinois 2 $51,000 USD
12 Oregon 3 $50,000 USD
13 Ohio 1 $47,800 USD
14 New Jersey 2 $47,000 USD
15 Pennsylvania 5 $42,000 USD
16 Arkansas 1 $42,000 USD
17 Georgia 2 $41,000 USD
18 Maine 1 $41,000 USD
19 Wisconsin 3 $40,700 USD
20 Maryland 3 $39,100 USD
21 North Carolina 2 $35,500 USD
22 Virginia 2 $31,000 USD
23 Utah 3 $28,900 USD
24 Florida 1 $27,000 USD
25 Kentucky 1 $26,700 USD

Cities / Paralegal / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 San Diego 2 $92,000 USD
2 Sacramento 1 $83,500 USD
3 Houston 2 $77,500 USD
4 Seattle 2 $71,300 USD
5 Spokane 1 $65,000 USD
6 Dallas 3 $62,700 USD
7 St. Louis 1 $60,000 USD
8 Buffalo, United States 1 $60,000 USD
9 New York City 8 $57,300 USD
10 Denver 4 $57,200 USD
11 Washington DC 5 $55,800 USD
12 Mobile 1 $55,000 USD
13 Omaha 1 $52,200 USD
14 New Orleans 4 $52,100 USD
15 Chicago 2 $51,000 USD
16 Austin 1 $51,000 USD
17 Los Angeles 3 $50,500 USD
18 Portland, Oregon 3 $50,000 USD
19 Irvine 1 $48,000 USD
20 Akron 1 $47,800 USD
21 Newark 2 $47,000 USD
22 Colorado Springs 1 $46,000 USD
23 Fayetteville 1 $46,000 USD
24 San Francisco 1 $46,000 USD
25 Philadelphia 5 $42,000 USD
26 Little Rock 1 $42,000 USD
27 Atlanta 2 $41,000 USD
28 Portland, Maine 1 $41,000 USD
29 Milwaukee 3 $40,700 USD
30 Baltimore 3 $39,100 USD
31 --Other-- 5 $34,300 USD
32 Virginia Beach 1 $32,000 USD
33 Richmond 1 $30,000 USD
34 Salt Lake City 3 $28,900 USD
35 Miami 1 $27,000 USD
36 Lexington 1 $26,700 USD
37 Greensboro 1 $25,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

16/16  Family Law Paralegal (Woman)
Posted 18 February 2022

What I do?

"Assist supervising attorney."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate $30,700 USD

15/16  Paralegal (Woman)
Posted 08 November 2021

What I do?

"Word, Excel, Basic Computer, Email, Internet."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver High School 1-2 Years Intermediate $31,200 USD

14/16  Paralegal (Man)
Posted 12 October 2021

What I do?

"Complete filiing for all immigration matters."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $48,000 USD

13/16  Legal Assistant (Woman)
Posted 19 August 2021

What I do?

"A lot of things."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate $30,000 USD

12/16  Legalss (Woman)
Posted 15 March 2021

What I do?

"Legal bunch of stuff just legal stuff."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $86,000 USD

11/16  Paralegal (Woman)
Posted 13 July 2020

What I do?

"Legal research, motion writing, affidavit writing, client counseling, will writing Microsoft Office proficient, Casemaker."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Spokane Some College 8-12 Years n/a $65,000 USD

10/16  Paralegal (Woman)
Posted 14 January 2020

What I do?

"Scheduling, calendar, microsoft office, greenfiling, care, internet, quick books, notary public, accounting, customer service, drafting pleadings, research, management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Some College 4-8 Years n/a $16,000 USD

9/16  Senior Legal Analyst (Woman)
Posted 14 July 2019

What I do?

"Intellectual Property protection, patent, trademarks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

8/16  Paralegal (Woman)
Posted 14 July 2019

What I do?

"Set up of business entities."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Some College 12-16 Years n/a $30,700 USD

7/16  Senior Litigation Paralegal (Woman)
Posted 26 June 2019

What I do?

"Filing applications Drafting affidavits reviewing work product legal research Client liason."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

6/16  Paralegal (Man)
Posted 15 May 2019

What I do?

"Legal shit my dude."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Greensboro Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $25,000 USD

5/16  Senior Paralegal (Man)
Posted 20 February 2019

What I do?

"Provide attorney with legal assistance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Some College 20+ Years n/a $52,000 USD

4/16  Paralegal (Woman)
Posted 08 November 2018

What I do?

"Assistant to Senior Partner."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $65,000 USD

3/16  Paralegal (Woman)
Posted 07 September 2018

What I do?

"Editing and drafting documents."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $45,000 USD

2/16  Litigation Paralegal (Woman)
Posted 29 December 2017

What I do?

"Meeting with clients, drafting applications, memorandums and written statements. Legal Research and collecting supporting evidence. Preparing court filings and assisting attorney in preparing clients for trial. Interpreting for Spanish speaking clients."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $37,400 USD

1/16  Legal Assistant (Woman)
Posted 21 December 2017

What I do?

"Assist lawyer with cases, legal research and writing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $20,000 USD


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