FIND PARALEGAL SALARY BY STATE

Find out how much paralegals make across the USA.

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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 median national annual salary for paralegals is $49,500. 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.

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Paralegal Salary by State

StateAnnual Salary*StateAnnual Salary*
Alabama$44.180Montana$42,460
Alaska$62,090Nebraska$42,980
Arizona$47,770Nevada$54,340
Arkansas$36,530New Hampshire$48,440
California$56,950New Jersey$55,260
Colorado$49,360New Mexico$41,360
Connecticut$54,440New York$53,740
Delaware$50,280North Carolina$42,530
DC$73,490North Dakota$43,380
Florida$46,200Ohio$44,810
Georgia$48,820Oklahoma$40,640
Hawaii$43,120Oregon$49,900
Idaho$41,930Pennsylvania$50,290
Illinois$52,510Rhode Island$53,320
Indiana$41,110South Carolina$40,580
Iowa$46,740South Dakota$40,160
Kansas$41,340Tennessee$46,550
Kentucky$44,780Texas$50,550
Louisiana$43,620Utah$43,570
Maine$45,510Vermont$47,810
Maryland$52,410Virginia$50,410
Massachusetts$52,050Washington$58,050
Michigan$48,890West Virginia$41,360
Minnesota$54,820Wisconsin$46,230
Mississippi$45,950Wyoming$48,970
Missouri$49,050

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018-19 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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