Corporate Paralegal Statistics By Gender

79.2% of corporate paralegals are women and 20.8% of corporate paralegals are men.

  • Female, 79.2%
  • Male, 20.8%

Corporate Paralegals By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female79.2%
Male20.8%

Gender Pay Gap For Corporate Paralegal

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$69,923
female-income
Female Income
$67,343

Corporate Paralegal Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the corporate paralegal position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Corporate Paralegal Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201019.11%80.89%
201118.24%81.76%
201218.62%81.38%
201318.98%81.02%
201417.49%82.51%
201520.54%79.46%
201618.75%81.25%
201721.07%78.93%
201820.58%79.42%
201918.11%81.89%
202019.32%80.68%
202120.76%79.24%

Corporate Paralegal Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, advisory title officer and court monitor have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Freelance Court Stenographer6%94%
Paralegal Secretary6%94%
Legal Transcriptionist6%94%
Corporate Paralegal21%79%
Court Monitor66%34%
Advisory Title Officer77%23%

Corporate Paralegal Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among corporate paralegals is White, which makes up 60.0% of all corporate paralegals. Comparatively, there are 19.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 60.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.4%
  • Black or African American, 9.5%
  • Asian, 5.8%
  • Unknown, 4.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%

Corporate Paralegal Race

Corporate Paralegal RacePercentages
White60.0%
Hispanic or Latino19.4%
Black or African American9.5%
Asian5.8%
Unknown4.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.4%

Corporate Paralegal Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among corporate paralegals.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Corporate Paralegal Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201066.73%10.63%4.83%15.39%
201167.67%10.25%4.79%14.95%
201264.89%10.22%5.27%17.01%
201366.60%10.30%4.50%15.76%
201466.44%9.12%4.75%17.12%
201565.74%9.40%4.90%16.84%
201664.07%10.54%5.00%17.55%
201764.11%10.14%4.42%18.58%
201864.13%10.10%4.84%17.84%
201965.49%9.18%5.42%17.56%
202061.25%9.81%4.97%19.08%
202160.02%9.48%5.82%19.42%

Corporate Paralegal Wage Gap By Race

Asian corporate paralegals have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown corporate paralegals have the lowest average salary at $66,346.
$75,000
$73,000
$71,000
$69,000
$67,000
$65,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$66,346
White$68,357
Black or African American$73,222
Asian$73,319
Hispanic or Latino$68,648

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Average Age of a Corporate Paralegal

We determined the average age of corporate paralegals based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Corporate Paralegal Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American3350
Unknown38.545
Asian3938
Hispanic or Latino3241
White3950
American Indian and Alaska Native47.5

Corporate Paralegal Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of corporate paralegal employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of corporate paralegals is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Corporate Paralegal Age

Corporate Paralegal YearsPercentages
40+ years65%
30-40 years23%
20-30 years12%

Types of Corporate Paralegal Degree Levels

  • Bachelors, 61%
  • Associate, 19%
  • Masters, 7%
  • Doctorate, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

Corporate Paralegals By Education

Corporate Paralegal DegreePercentages
Bachelors61%
Associate19%
Masters7%
Doctorate5%
Other Degrees8%

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Corporate Paralegal Wage Gap By Education

Corporate paralegals with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $80,520 annually. With a Bachelors degree, corporate paralegals earn a median annual income of $76,192 compared to $75,420 for corporate paralegals with an Masters degree.
$81,000
$78,000
$75,000
$72,000
$69,000
$66,000
$63,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$65,637
Master's Degree$75,420
Bachelor's Degree$76,192
Doctorate Degree$80,520
Some College/ Associate Degree$67,867

Corporate Paralegal Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where corporate paralegals work. We found most corporate paralegals work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most corporate paralegals is the professional industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire corporate paralegals.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Corporate Paralegal Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees3%
50 - 100 employees11%
100 - 500 employees20%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees33%
> 10,000 employees24%

The Types Of Companies Corporate Paralegal Work In

Employees with the corporate paralegal job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most corporate paralegals prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Corporate Paralegal Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education1%
Public33%
Private66%
Government0%

Top Industries Hiring Corporate Paralegals

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ corporate paralegals. Those industries include professional, finance and manufacturing.

Professional

Fortune 500

Finance

Manufacturing

Technology

Corporate Paralegal Turnover And Employment Statistics

Corporate Paralegal Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of corporate paralegals changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Corporate Paralegal Unemployment Rate By Year

YearCorporate Paralegal Unemployment Rate
20106.83%
20116.37%
20126.43%
20135.62%
20144.30%
20153.48%
20163.07%
20172.56%
20182.62%
20192.49%
20203.92%
20214.04%

The Average Number of Years That Corporate Paralegal Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,316 corporate paralegals resumes, we figured out that the average corporate paralegal enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 41%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Corporate Paralegal Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year19%
1-2 years41%
3-4 years15%
5-7 years13%
8-10 years5%
11+ years7%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Corporate Paralegals with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to corporate paralegals.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Court Monitor4.96%9,222
Abstract Clerk7.68%66,444
Corporate Paralegal9.16%-
Legislative Aide12.79%40,281

Corporate Paralegal LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Court Monitor4.96%9,222
Abstract Clerk7.68%66,444
Legislative Aide12.79%40,281

Foreign Languages Spoken By Corporate Paralegals

The most common foreign language among corporate paralegals is Spanish at 36.3%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 20.1% and German is the third-most popular at 5.6%.

  • Spanish, 36.3%
  • French, 20.1%
  • German, 5.6%
  • Portuguese, 5.0%
  • Mandarin, 5.0%
  • Other, 28.0%

Corporate Paralegal Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish36.3%
French20.1%
German5.6%
Portuguese5.0%
Mandarin5.0%
Other28.0%

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Corporate Paralegal Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a corporate paralegal can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of corporate paralegals is $67,932. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Corporate Paralegals Earn The Most?

Corporate paralegals earn the most in California, where the average corporate paralegal salary is $84,287. The map here shows where corporate paralegals earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Corporate Paralegals?

By looking through more than 3,316 resumes, we found that the most popular places for corporate paralegals are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Corporate Paralegals

Number Of Corporate Paralegal Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,108$84,287
2New York589$73,016
3Texas516$56,780
4Florida507$44,507
5Illinois355$71,240
6Washington321$82,682
7Massachusetts317$69,366
8Georgia280$55,816
9Virginia251$60,484
10Pennsylvania236$70,751
11New Jersey210$76,833
12District of Columbia195$77,148
13Colorado194$66,901
14North Carolina189$49,147
15Ohio175$56,703
16Minnesota144$65,824
17Michigan141$63,287
18Arizona129$62,856
19Oregon115$80,224
20Maryland114$61,515
21Tennessee104$53,403
22Wisconsin95$56,007
23Missouri94$53,719
24Utah90$69,468
25Indiana89$47,971
26Nevada58$75,404
27South Carolina52$46,479
28Connecticut51$69,013
29Kentucky50$58,601
30Arkansas45$48,714
31Iowa42$57,807
32Alabama42$50,570
33Delaware39$67,488
34Louisiana36$47,389
35West Virginia33$65,077
36Mississippi30$54,471
37Nebraska29$61,593
38North Dakota27$58,731
39Rhode Island25$65,873
40Kansas25$55,018
41Idaho22$67,109
42Hawaii21$62,226
43Montana20$57,333
44Oklahoma19$52,141
45Maine18$59,900
46New Mexico17$59,497
47Alaska16$71,631
48New Hampshire15$76,054
49Wyoming15$53,943
50Vermont14$62,385
51South Dakota12$62,096

Corporate Paralegal Demographics FAQs

How Many Corporate Paralegal Are There In The Us?

There are over 3,370 Corporate Paralegals in the United States.

What Percentage Of Corporate Paralegals Are Black?

9.5% of Corporate Paralegals are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Corporate Paralegals?

Most a are White, with 60.0% of Corporate Paralegals belonging to this ethnicity. 19.4% of Corporate Paralegals are Hispanic or Latino, 9.5% of Corporate Paralegals are Black or African American, 5.8% of Corporate Paralegals are Asian, 4.9% of Corporate Paralegals are Unknown, and 0.4% of Corporate Paralegals are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Corporate Paralegal Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Corporate Paralegal jobs are not male - dominated. 79% of Corporate Paralegals are female, and 20% are male, so there are more female Corporate Paralegals than male Corporate Paralegals in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Corporate Paralegal?

The average Corporate Paralegal is 46 years old. 65% of Corporate Paralegals are 40+ years old or older, 23% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 12% are between 20-30 years old

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