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The International Practice Management Association (IPMA) is the primary source of information and education for managers in law firms, corporations, and law departments. We provide an inclusive community that promotes and enhances the proficiency and professionalism of our members. We deliver practical resources and cutting-edge solutions on the value and management of professionals in the legal environment.

Compensation Survey

The 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 you control costs.

2021 Survey

Download the Order Form: 
2021 ALM/IPMA Annual Compensation Survey for Paralegals and Managers


This survey report includes detailed information on a variety of positions
in law firms and legal 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:

$300 - For 2021 IPMA member survey participants.
$899 - Full retail for those who did not participate in the survey data collection process.

Please submit order forms and  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 2008-2020 surveys are still available. Contact ALM Legal Intelligence for details.