Find out how much paralegals make across the USA.
Paralegal Salaries for States in the U.S.
Many 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’ 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for paralegals is $46,990. 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
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Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data published May 2013; Paralegals and Legal Assistants
*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.