Certified Paralegal Salary in the United States

How much does a Certified Paralegal make in the United States? The average Certified Paralegal salary in the United States is $51,428 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $40,138 and $70,769. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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 ...

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Job Openings for Certified Paralegal
San Bernardino County - San Bernardino , California
Option 1: A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. Option 2: A certificate of completion of a paralegal program at, or a degree from, a post ...
Lawjobs.com - 8 days ago
Jeff Anderson & Associates -
Paralegal Certificate * A minimum of three years' paralegal experience * Excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate empathy for clients * Strong writing skills * Ability to ...
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
Special Counsel - Philadelphia , PA
Paralegal certificate or bachelors degree preferred, not required * Ability to handle anywhere from 30-50 closings per month Please apply today if you are interested in this real estate paralegal job ...
Special Counsel - 1 day ago
Special Counsel - Santa Barbara , CA
BA/BS and/or a paralegal certificate are preferred * Strong computer proficiency, especially with MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) * A thorough understanding of corporate paralegal ...
Special Counsel - 9 days ago
Employment Opportunities - Los Angeles , CA
Experienced certified paralegal position responsible for up to 100 active litigation files under supervision of trial attorney. Required familiarity with California Code of Civil Procedure filing ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. - Spring Valley , Nevada
... Paralegal ... certificate THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION
Jobtome - 1 day ago
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