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How Much Does a Corporate Paralegal Earn In The United States?

Corporate Paralegal Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$63,000
$43,000
$63,000
$92,000
Corporate paralegals in the United States make an average salary of $63,485 per year or $30.52 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level corporate paralegal salary is roughly $43,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $92,000. If you like following the crowd, professional and finance companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, insurance, and professional companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Washington, California, Rhode Island, and Connecticut provide the highest corporate paralegal salaries.
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Where Corporate Paralegals Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where corporate paralegals earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Corporate Paralegals Earn In Different Cities?

While a corporate paralegal can average a salary of $63,485 per year, or $30.52 per hour, there are many opportunities for corporate paralegals to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $78,538 per year. Other high-paying locations include Boston, MA, Seattle, WA and Mamaroneck, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $47,000. The highest paying states for corporate paralegals include Massachusetts, Washington and California. Meanwhile, Arizona, North Dakota, and Indiana offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. San Francisco, CA
$78,538
Avg. Salary
$35k
$102k
2. Boston, MA
$76,820
Avg. Salary
$35k
$102k
3. Seattle, WA
$71,934
Avg. Salary
$35k
$102k
4. Mamaroneck, NY
$67,100
Avg. Salary
$35k
$102k
5. Washington, DC
$65,459
Avg. Salary
$35k
$102k
6. Perth Amboy, NJ
$63,683
Avg. Salary
$35k
$102k

High Paying Corporate Paralegal Jobs

Which Companies Pay Corporate Paralegals The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Mayer Brown and Weil, Gotshal & Manges as they offer the highest salaries for corporate paralegals.
Company
Avg. Salary
$43k
$108k
Avg. Salary
$43k
$108k
Avg. Salary
$43k
$108k
$76,026
Avg. Salary
$43k
$108k

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Corporate Paralegal Salary History

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    How Much Do Corporate Paralegals Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, corporate paralegal salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, insurance, and professional companies tend to offer much higher salaries for corporate paralegals. For example, corporate paralegals make a whopping average salary of $78,777 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $76,576 at insurance companies and $74,396 at professional companies. But corporate paralegals may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $55,024.
    1. Technology
    $78,777
    Avg. Salary
    $42k
    $91k
    2. Insurance
    $76,576
    Avg. Salary
    $42k
    $91k
    3. Professional
    $74,396
    Avg. Salary
    $42k
    $91k
    4. Finance
    $73,535
    Avg. Salary
    $42k
    $91k
    5. Manufacturing
    $69,394
    Avg. Salary
    $42k
    $91k
    6. Health Care
    $67,362
    Avg. Salary
    $42k
    $91k

    How Experience Affects Corporate Paralegal Salaries

    The salary for a corporate paralegal can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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