I recently asked for a raise. My boss told me to give him proof that other law firms in the area pay their paralegals more money that I am being paid. How can I obtain this information.
A: My first reaction is why is your boss asking you to do this? I would think if he valued your work that he would take responsibility for it (if in fact he didn't already know).
Now there are a few steps you can take to help estimate your market value:
talk with your peers in the paralegal field and find out as best you can what someone with your background might be able to earn
check with your professional association, they often publish salary surveys of their members. Try contacting the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (http://www.paralegals.org).
also there are some salary survey sites you can consult: http://www.jobsmart.org and http://www.salary.com are two examples.
Good luck on a positive work situation and fair compensation.