Paralegal Salary

The average salary for a Paralegal in the UK is:


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The role of a paralegal can involve anything from basic level administrative work to higher level casework. Typical work activities include: administration, including arranging meetings, telephone work, billing; drafting and proofreading, including compiling attendance notes, taking notes at court, proofreading documents, letter writing; preparing litigation bundles and managing case files; legal research; liaising with clients (in more senior roles); taking witness statements.

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Paralegal Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £19,108.

The average salary in 2009 was £22,005, based on 76 respondents (a difference of 15% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £21,980, based on 155 respondents (a difference of 0% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £23,931, based on 101 respondents (a difference of 9% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £21,118, based on 57 respondents (a difference of -12% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Paralegal based on all salary survey responses is: £19,965

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Paralegal is £11.43.

Assorted Paralegal Salary Information

£20,000East of England7-June-21
£25,600South West16-January-18
£19,500Yorkshire and North East14-March-17
£24,000North West11-July-16
£18,000East of England10-June-16
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Paralegal salary data

Paralegal Salary By UK Region

£19,810South East
£17,472North West
£20,244Yorkshire and North East
£17,300East of England
£16,300South West
£15,000Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Paralegal, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £17,140 for a worker in their 20s, £22,396 (30s), £26,510 (40s) and £26,510 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Paralegal is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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