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The International Practice Management Association is your primary resource for information and education on the management of practice support professionals including paralegals in law firms, corporations, and law departments globally. Its mission is to advocate for the effective use and management of these professionals, to promote and enhance the proficiency and professionalism of its members, and to provide practical resources and cutting-edge solutions to the membership, the legal industry, and the public at large on the value of utilization and management of practice support professionals.

Compensation Survey

ALM/IPMA Annual Compensation Survey for Paralegals, Practice Support Professionals and Managers

The International Practice Management Association (IPMA) and ALM Legal Intelligence collaborate on the ALM/IPMA Annual Compensation Survey for Paralegals, Practice Support Professionals and Managers. This essential guide to compensation for paralegals and other practice support professionals will help your organization attract, motivate, and retain talented people while still controlling costs.

2020 Survey

Download the Order Form: 2020 ALM/IPMA Annual Compensation Survey for Paralegals and Managers

This survey report includes detailed information on a variety of practice support positions
in law firms and law departments, including the following:

  • Data for 10 distinct paralegal, litigation support, and docketing positions
  • Salary, bonus, and benefit compensation, reported on an hourly basis
  • Billable hours and billable rates
  • National, regional, and metropolitan area data
  • Details by size of organization, years of experience, practice area, and industry

Pricing is as follows:

$250 - For 2020 IPMA member survey participants.
$699 - Full retail for those who did not participate in the survey data collection process.

Please direct any questions to ALM Legal Intelligence at (888) 770-5647 or You may also reach out to Michelle Matroni at

Participation data, as well as all other survey data is maintained by ALM Legal Intelligence for reasons of confidentiality. Contact ALM Legal Intelligence with any discount eligibility questions.

Ordering Prior Surveys
Copies of the 2008-2019 surveys are still available. Contact ALM Legal Intelligence for details.