FIND PARALEGAL SALARY BY STATE

Find out how much paralegals make across the USA.

paralegal researching salary data across the country

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’ current Occupational Outlook Handbook, the average national annual salary for paralegals is $55,020. 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

StateAverage Annual Salary*StateAverage Annual Salary*
Alabama$47,380Montana$46,270
Alaska$56,360Nebraska$53,010
Arizona$50,940Nevada$58,110
Arkansas$40,820New Hampshire$55,930
California$61,810New Jersey$60,300
Colorado$62,250New Mexico$49,020
Connecticut$60,240New York$58,070
Delaware$57,140North Carolina$47,370
DC$82,010North Dakota$46,660
Florida$51,130Ohio$48,210
Georgia$54,440Oklahoma$46,950
Hawaii$54,530Oregon$57,970
Idaho$48,110Pennsylvania$55,490
Illinois$59,960Rhode Island$52,440
Indiana$48,280South Carolina$46,540
Iowa$50,140South Dakota$49,130
Kansas$44,460Tennessee$49,830
Kentucky$44,650Texas$54,430
Louisiana$50,140Utah$52,200
Maine$52,320Vermont$49,050
Maryland$56,890Virginia$52,520
Massachusetts$61,650Washington$60,840
Michigan$51,790West Virginia$48,580
Minnesota$57,390Wisconsin$50,380
Mississippi$45,960Wyoming$42,250
Missouri$48,160

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics

*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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