Certified Paralegal Salary in the United States

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 $25 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $19 and $34. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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.

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 $19 to $34 with the average hourly pay of $25. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $19 to $34 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $25.

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.



Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?

Salary.com'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
Job Openings for Certified Paralegal
Paralegal certification may be required in some states Disclaimer All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background ...
WellsFargo - 6 days ago
Paralegal certification or equivalent * A California Notary Public License (or is willing to obtain one) * Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel (knowledge of ...
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
Max Alavi, Attorney at Law, APC - Newport Beach , CA
... certificate Notary License helpful efiling High level of Wordand Excel proficiency Clio experince helpful
CareerBliss - 10 days ago
The CSI Companies - Jacksonville , FL
Completion of a training program to become a paralegal or legal paraprofessional; or a degree or certificate in legal technology, legal administration, or legal studies; or a bachelor's degree from ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
Mary Kraft Staffing and HR Solutions - Baltimore , MD
Litigation experience preferred * 4 year college or paralegal certificate preferred. Company Description Mary Kraft Staffing was founded in 1989 by Maryland native Mary Kraft and has since partnered ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC - Washington , DC
Paralegal certificate a plus * Strong academic credentials * Exceptional organizational skills and strong writing skills * Must have excellent attention to detail * Proficient in Microsoft Office ...
ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago