Find Paralegal Salary Information by Location
Paralegal salary varies by state. 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' 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for paralegals is $46,680. 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 Mean Salary*||State||Annual Mean Salary*|
|District of Columbia||$68,120||North Dakota||$40,320|
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data published May 2011; 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.
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