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Legal Support Jobs Salary Quiz

Do you know the salaries it takes to employ the best legal support staff at your corporate legal department or law firm? Test your salary knowledge by taking our quiz. We’ll introduce you to some terrific candidates, and you tell us the right salaries.

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    Paralegal

    Organizes and maintains documents/evidence to prepare for trials or depositions. Requires a paralegal certificate and at least one year of experience.

    Meet Mike. Unsure what he wanted to do for a living after two years of college, he enrolled in a paralegal program and earned his certificate. During school, he also worked part-time as a jack-of-all-trade admin at a law firm. Now he’s ready for his first full-time paralegal job. What’s a proper salary?

    Yes, that’s correct! Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the next 10 years, job growth for paralegals is expected to be 8%, about as fast as most professional positions.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $58,869. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the next 10 years, job growth for paralegals is expected to be 8%, about as fast as most professional positions.

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    Legal Assistant

    Assists with administrative and legal tasks. Requires a paralegal certificate and 0-3 years of experience.

    Say hi to Rebecca. Since high school she knew she wanted to work in the legal field, but couldn’t commit to law school. After staying at home with her son for a year, getting a paralegal certificate and working at a small firm, she’s ready to move to a bigger firm with more opportunities. What’s a competitive salary?

    Yes, that’s correct! Legal assistants, or secretaries, look forward to the same job growth as paralegals. Typically, legal assistants earn slightly less than paralegals because their roles aren’t quite as detailed or involved when it comes to cases or trials.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $55,000. Legal assistants, or secretaries, look forward to the same job growth as paralegals. Typically, legal assistants earn slightly less than paralegals because their roles aren’t quite as detailed or involved when it comes to cases or trials.

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    Risk Manager

    Administers risk management and loss prevention initiatives. 3-5 years of experience.

    This is Darryl. He’s a specialist when it comes to risks. After working in the insurance industry for two decades, he decided it was time to work in the legal field on a large in-house team. He can’t wait to help general counsel assess risks and make recommendations. Choose the salary he should expect.

    Yes, that’s correct! While specialists like risk managers don’t have as broad of a skill set as attorneys and paralegals, their unique skills provide just as much, if not more, leverage when job hunting.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $105,000. While specialists like risk managers don’t have as broad of a skill set as attorneys and paralegals, their unique skills provide just as much, if not more, leverage when job hunting.

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    Information Governance Analyst

    Analyzes business data requirements and risks to determine safe and efficient data systems. 3-5 years of experience.

    Meet Mark. By night, he’s an exceptional DJ, and by day, he’s an equally exceptional information governance analyst for a major law firm. He supports his manager by forming and implementing processes to manage massive amounts of critical business and client data. Choose his salary.

    Yes, that’s correct! It’s safe to say with the amount of stored data growing so fast—and increasing legislation around data storage and security—that information governance specialists are projected to realize growing demand and job security.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $96,227. It’s safe to say with the amount of stored data growing so fast—and increasing legislation around data storage and security—that information governance specialists are projected to realize growing demand and job security.

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    Contract Manager

    Reviews, negotiates, drafts and/or revises contracts. 5-8 years of experience.

    This is Alexis. She’s meticulously detailed and thorough in everything she does. From her personal life to her work life, nothing gets by her. That’s why she’s been a contract manager for nearly a decade. She can analyze, revise and finalize any contract—and general counsel has 100% trust in her. How much does Alexis get paid?

    Yes, that’s correct! Per the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management, 32% of contract managers feel they have a good to unlimited career path, while 45% feel they have a more limited career path.

    Sorry, that’s incorrect. It’s actually $99,000. Per the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management, 32% of contract managers feel they have a good to unlimited career path, while 45% feel they have a more limited career path.