How much does a Paralegal I make in the United States? The average Paralegal I salary in the United States is $67,071 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $59,498 and $75,879. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Paralegal I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Paralegal I Salary $52,604 US September 25, 2023
25th Percentile Paralegal I Salary $59,498 US September 25, 2023
50th Percentile Paralegal I Salary $67,071 US September 25, 2023
75th Percentile Paralegal I Salary $75,879 US September 25, 2023
90th Percentile Paralegal I Salary $83,898 US September 25, 2023
25% $59,498 10% $52,604 90% $83,898 75% $75,879 $67,071 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Paralegal I assists and supports attorneys with research and document preparation for court proceedings and legal transactions. Utilizes a variety of sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, and legal codes to research and analyze legal topics. Being a Paralegal I drafts and edits legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, motions, and contracts. Conducts fact-finding, data collection, and analysis used to prepare statements and arguments. Additionally, Paralegal I assists attorneys with depositions, interviews, discovery, and investigations. Manages, organizes, and archives documents with software tools and technology. Applies specialized legal terminology appropriately in documents. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically requires Paralegal Certification. Typically reports to an attorney. The Paralegal I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Paralegal I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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