How much does a Certified Paralegal make in Chicago, IL? The average Certified Paralegal salary in Chicago, IL is $56,470 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $44,073 and $77,702. 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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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 in Chicago, IL
RP Professional Services - Chicago , IL
Certification as a paralegal * Lending experience - residential or commercial * Familiarity with contracts * Experience with legal terminology * Experience with SBA Benefits * Company paid STD and ...
LinkedIn - 1 day ago
Kuvare Insurance Services - Chicago , IL
Undergraduate degree and paralegal certification * Experience with corporate debt transactions; private equity experience a plus * Familiarity/experience with physical settlements (including private ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago
Law Offices of Thomas P. Miller, P.C. - Chicago , IL
Preference will be given to candidates with some experience and/or paralegal certificate/degree. Duties Include: Drafting pleadings and motions, answering discovery, heavy case management ...
LinkedIn - 20 days ago
Lions Clubs International - Oak Brook , IL
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of educational training, paralegal certificate and/or experience. * Five to Eight years paralegal experience in corporate legal department or law firm ...
LinkedIn - 10 days ago
Large Firm w/ an Amazing Culture seeks Senior Commercial Real Estate Paralegal w/ Flexible WFH This ... Draft or review officer's certificates * Conduct and review UCC judgment and lien searches at ...
Jobot - 19 days ago
The PeterSan Group and PeterSan Legal Staffing - Chicago , IL
YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST FIVE YEARS OF STRONG PARALEGAL EXPERIENCE IN THE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AREA ... certificates of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements, board and shareholder resolutions ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago
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What is the average salary for Certified Paralegal in 2021?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Certified Paralegal in Chicago, IL. The base salary for Certified Paralegal ranges from $44,073 to $77,702 with the average base salary of $56,470. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $44,073 to $77,702 with the average total cash compensation of $56,470.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $56,470 $44,073 - $77,702
Bonus $0 $0 - $0
Total Pay $56,470 $44,073 - $77,702
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
* Total Pay combines base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job.
CITY, STATE Cicero, IL AVERAGE SALARY RANGE $44,073 - $77,702 COMPARE TO Chicago, IL 0%
CITY, STATE Oak Park, IL AVERAGE SALARY RANGE $44,073 - $77,702 COMPARE TO Chicago, IL 0%
CITY, STATE Oak Lawn, IL AVERAGE SALARY RANGE $44,024 - $77,614 COMPARE TO Chicago, IL
CITY, STATE Evanston, IL AVERAGE SALARY RANGE $44,057 - $77,673 COMPARE TO Chicago, IL
CITY, STATE Skokie, IL AVERAGE SALARY RANGE $44,057 - $77,673 COMPARE TO Chicago, IL
CITY, STATE Arlington Heights, IL AVERAGE SALARY RANGE $43,033 - $75,868 COMPARE TO Chicago, IL
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