Litigation Paralegal

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October 30, 2016

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Litigation Paralegal Job Description

Paralegals / Legal Assistants Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents. Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts and real estate closing statements. Prepare affidavits or other documents, maintain document file and file pleadings with court clerk. Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents. Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases. Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing. Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.

Litigation Paralegal Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Litigation Paralegal is $49130 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $70910. The lowest salary reported was $33949. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Litigation Paralegal is $15.705 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $19.02. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $12.39. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Litigation Paralegal are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $1543 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $1000 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Litigation Paralegal. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $40,607 – $74,613
Florida – $33,696 – $70,844
Georgia – $29,839 – $62,947
New Jersey – $35,640 – $66,378
New York – $34,085 – $73,317
Pennsylvania – $34,642 – $67,976
Texas – $35,701 – $61,411

These are the highest paying cities for a Litigation Paralegal. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Atlanta, Georgia –
Los Angeles, California –
Houston, Texas –
Seattle, Washington –
Washington, District of Columbia –
Denver, Colorado –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Litigation Paralegal from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $49130 while in 2007 it was just $45562.3

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

Related Jobs

15%

85%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 15% of Litigation Paralegals were males while 85% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Paralegal
$26,998 – $62,295
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
$24,276 – $55,522
Legal Assistant
$22,774 – $52,748

Future Jobs

Senior Paralegal
$38,069 – $83,327
Corporate Paralegal
$36,714 – $80,101
Attorney / Lawyer
$45,667 – $174,684


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