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Paralegal Salary

In the United States, on average, paralegal salary is between $46,980 to $60,620. There are several factors that effect potential salary for paralegals from geographic region, type of employer, level of education, and experience. Another factor in determining paralegal salary is whether you have any specialized legal knowledge such as real estate, business, or patent laws. Some law firms and employers seek out paralegals who can demonstrate a higher level of knowledge in a specific segment of the law. Below, you can view salaries for paralegals at a glance or the average pay for your state.


Paralegal Salary at a Glance

Salaries for Paralegal professional typically can vary depending on your level of experience. An entry level paralegal can expect to earn between $29,000 & $36,000, while salaries for a senior paralegal can be over $75,000. A paralegal's pay range will also depend on your level of education, location, experience, and the size of the law firm.

Salary for Paralegal Annual Average Salary
Entry Level $29,800 - 36,760
Mid Career Level $46,980 - 60,620
Senior - Seasoned Level $75,700 +

*data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Paralegal Salary by State

Paralegal Salary Annual Average Salary
Alabama $55,000
Alaska $44,000
Arizona $45,000
Arkansas $45,000
California $52,000
Colorado $46,000
Connecticut $54,000
Delaware $50,000
Florida $50,000
Georgia $54,000
Hawaii $42,000
Idaho $43,000
Illinois $54,000
Indiana $52,000
Iowa $51,000
Kansas $45,000
Kentucky $54,000
Louisiana $43,000
Maine $40,000
Maryland $54,000
Massachusetts $57,000
Michigan $51,000
Minnesota $47,000
Mississippi $60,000
Missouri $54,000
Montana $52,000
Nebraska $47,000
Nevada $49,000
New Hampshire $47,000
New Jersey $53,000
New Mexico $49,000
New York $60,000
North Carolina $51,000
North Dakota $53,000
Ohio $48,000
Oklahoma $47,000
Oregon $50,000
Pennsylvania $49,000
Rhode Island $49,000
South Carolina $45,000
South Dakota $48,000
Tennessee $52,000
Texas $49,000
Utah $40,000
Vermont $52,000
Virginia $47,000
Washington $40,000
Washington D.C. $52,000
West Virginia $54,000
Wisconsin $36,000
Wyoming $49,000


(salary data from indeed.com)





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