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Find out how much paralegals make across the USA.

Paralegal Salaries Across the U.S.

legal-and-paralegal-paralegal-salary-by-state-resizedMany people thinking about a career change are turning to the paralegal profession as their best career option. Paralegals can train in as little as one year, and can earn a respectable salary whether they work in Texas, Illinois or New York.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for paralegals is $48,350. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors.

To help you decide where you might like to work as a professional paralegal, here are annual salaries by state.

Paralegal Salary by State

State Annual Salary* State Annual Salary*
Alabama $45,890 Montana $41,380
Alaska $59,470 Nebraska $40,560
Arizona $45,780 Nevada $47,080
Arkansas $37,240 New Hampshire $45,280
California $57,260 New Jersey $55,850
Colorado $49,200 New Mexico $41,840
Connecticut $51,480 New York $51,520
Delaware $52,480 North Carolina $40,750
DC $72,740 North Dakota $41,760
Florida $46,310 Ohio $42,910
Georgia $52,410 Oklahoma $39,870
Hawaii $47,840 Oregon $55,680
Idaho $40,750 Pennsylvania $52,320
Illinois $47,100 Rhode Island $46,700
Indiana $39,390 South Carolina $40,660
Iowa $45,850 South Dakota $42,310
Kansas $40,670 Tennessee $47,910
Kentucky $43,380 Texas $47,810
Louisiana $40,610 Utah $39,480
Maine $43,100 Vermont $44,350
Maryland $51,920 Virginia $49,070
Massachusetts $51,360 Washington $55,390
Michigan $45,830 West Virginia $36,780
Minnesota $50,700 Wisconsin $44,100
Mississippi $41,030 Wyoming $45,160
Missouri $46,670

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook, “State & Area Data.”

*The salary information listed is based on a national average, unless noted. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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