How much does a Certified Paralegal make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Certified Paralegal in the United States is $26 as of November 29, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $20 and $35. Hourly rate 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. 

Search Certified Paralegal Jobs in the United States

What is a Certified Paralegal?

A Certified Paralegal or certified legal assistant is the title of paralegals in the United States who have met certain education and work experience requirements and have passed one of a number of available certification exams. The primary function of paralegals is to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. According to the American Bar Association: “A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training and/or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically ...

Source: Wikipedia (as of 09/06/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

See user submitted job responsibilities for Certified Paralegal.

Job Openings for Certified Paralegal
ThompsonMcMullan - Richmond , VA
Must have college degree and/or paralegal certificate and references. This position deals with a high volume of work. This role can be part-time or full-time. Job Qualifications: * 3-5 years of ...
LinkedIn - 31 days ago
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh - Arlington , VA
Paralegal certification preferred. Benefits The firm offers a friendly office environment and benefits that include health insurance, 401(k) profit sharing, and paid time off and holidays. The ...
LinkedIn - 56 days ago
Jobot - Norfolk , VA
Experience, Qualifications, and Other Requirements Bachelor's Degree required Paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program 3+ years' experience as a litigation paralegal Excellent ...
Jobot - 41 days ago
LL Flooring - Richmond , VA
The Corporate Paralegal will be responsible for assisting with preparation of documents and ... Prepares written consents, resolutions, certifications and other corporate documentation as needed ...
LinkedIn - 25 days ago
Paralegal associates degree or other relevant certification. * 3 - 5+ years of inhouse, government, or law firm experience. * Highly organised with ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast ...
LinkedIn - 16 days ago
Hospitality Investors Trust - Annandale , VA
POSITION SUMMARY Hospitality Investors Trust, Inc. is looking to hire an experienced paralegal to ... Certified Notary Public (or willing to become one) * Intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic
LinkedIn - 20 days ago
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst

Understand the total hourly compensation opportunity for a Certified Paralegal, hourly wage plus other pay elements

Average Hourly Wage

Core compensation


Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

Includes base and short-term incentives

These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Certified Paralegal in the United States. The average hourly rate for Certified Paralegal ranges from $20 to $35 with the average hourly pay of $26. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $20 to $35 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $26.

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.