Paralegals earn $22 per hour on average, or $46,000 annually, which is 20% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Paralegals work for Bingham McCutchen at $94,500 annually while the lowest paid Paralegals work for Graham & Associates earning approximately $22,000 each year.
"The pay at Sacks & Sacks, LLP has been decent. I was hired to work with a Junior Attorney at a salary of $29,000.00. I was given a raise after two years of employment of $35,000.00. My family relocated to Georgia and as I tried to resign I was given another raise with a salary at $45,000.00 my third year within the firm. I was then denied any raises within the last 5 years with an option of overtime to compensate the many late hours and weekends worked. Currently there is no overtime pay."
"I am underpaid in an economic sense but this shortfall is somewhat made up in the experience I am gaining as a paralegal and Internet Marketer."
"I was being paid exactly what I should be paid in regards to the amount of fees I was bringing in for the firm."
"It was a decent starting salary for a company that provided nothing more but pay."
"Underpaid because of poor staff support and unreasonable billing requirements."
"Each firm or a financial institution can pay a person what they can afford."
"I am being paid the fair market rate in my city."
"I was paid $30,000 annually in this law firm."
"I am probably underpaid for what I do."
"Compensated at just the right amount."
"I'm doing great its all from G-d."
"Underpaid! I went to war."
"Seems about right."