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Average Salary - Paralegal / United States UNITED STATES


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

$50,189 USD

£38,552 GBP
New York City

$57,255 USD

$47,000 USD

£36,103 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

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Posted 13 July 2020
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Spokane Some College 8-12 Years n/a $65,000 USD

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Posted 14 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Some College 4-8 Years n/a $16,000 USD

Senior Legal Analyst
Posted 14 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

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Posted 14 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Some College 12-16 Years n/a $30,700 USD

Senior Litigation Paralegal
Posted 26 June 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

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Posted 15 May 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Greensboro Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $25,000 USD

Senior Paralegal
Posted 20 February 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Some College 20+ Years n/a $52,000 USD

Paralegal
Posted 08 November 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $65,000 USD

Paralegal
Posted 07 September 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $45,000 USD

Litigation Paralegal
Posted 29 December 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $37,400 USD

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Posted 21 December 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $20,000 USD


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