How much does a Paralegal II make in the United States? The average Paralegal II salary in the United States is $78,877 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $70,751 and $88,017. 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. 

Paralegal II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Paralegal II Salary $63,353 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Paralegal II Salary $70,751 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Paralegal II Salary $78,877 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Paralegal II Salary $88,017 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Paralegal II Salary $96,339 US April 24, 2024
25% $70,751 10% $63,353 90% $96,339 75% $88,017 $78,877 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Paralegal II

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP - Richmond, VA


Columbus Regional Healthcare System - Whiteville, NC

Ultrasonographer II

Waterbury Hospital - Waterbury, CT

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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Scheduling: Scheduling is the process of arranging, controlling and optimizing work and workloads in a production process or manufacturing process.


Billing: Billing refers to the aspect of banking, whereby someone is charged accurately for what item they purchased.


Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

Scheduling 3.72%
Billing 2.07%
Futures 1.11%
Others 93.1%

Job Description for Paralegal II

Paralegal II 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 II 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 II 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 II occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be a Paralegal II typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Paralegal II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Paralegal II, the highest Paralegal II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Paralegal II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Paralegal II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Paralegal II salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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