Announces 14th Annual Salary Survey Results
March 7, 2006
(Costa Mesa, Calif.) — The editors of Legal Assistant Today are
pleased to announce that the results of the 14th Annual Salary Survey
are available in the March/April 2006 issue. In this year’s feature
article, “Taking Off,” freelance writer Rod Hughes reports that, after
years of modest growth, the national average salary for paralegals
climbed 11 percent to $51,078 in 2005.
Featuring 14 pages
of graphs, charts and information, this year’s survey results highlight:
regional breakdowns for 2005 salaries, bonuses and raises
A comparison of
national and regional salary averages from 2000 to 2005
regional salary breakdowns by education and experience
statistics about billing requirements, benefits, job environment,
certification and hiring requirements, exempt vs. nonexempt status,
employment outlook and more.
Salary Survey is mailed to a random sampling of paralegal subscribers
across the nation every year, asking more than 50 questions about their
salaries, employee benefits and job environments. The results are then
tabulated and presented in detail in our annual Salary Survey results.
Also in this issue,
we offer our first-ever Freelance Survey results in “Flying Solo.” In
2005, based on reader requests, we conducted an online survey of
freelance paralegals on a range of topics, from salaries and billing
practices to technology and marketing. The results showcase the many
considerations that go into starting and running a freelance paralegal
business. Along with the results, you will not want to miss freelance
paralegal Liz Miller’s tips on how to persuade attorneys to use
subscribers receive this annual issue in their subscription package. For
subscription information, call (800) 394-2626 or e-mail
Or to purchase only the March/April 2006 issue featuring the Salary
Survey results, contact Robin Mechem at (714) 755-5457.
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— a national bi-monthly publication and the only
independent trade magazine geared toward the rapidly expanding needs of
the paralegal profession — strives to offer unbiased news,
practical tips, career advice and substantive feature stories.
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