Paralegal salary

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What is the average salary for a Paralegal?

The average salary of a Paralegal is $51,170. Salaries start from $29,740 and go up to $76,960. Please note that the average salary for a Paralegal may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $76,960
Starting ($29.7k)
Junior ($37.1k)
Experienced ($47.6k)
Senior ($61.4k)
Highest ($77.0k)
Highest

The top 10% of Paralegals in United States earn:

$76,960
Senior

The top 25% of Paralegals in United States earn:

$61,390
Experienced

The middle 50% of Paralegals in United States earn:

$47,570
Junior

The bottom 25% of Paralegals in United States earn:

$37,090
Starting

The bottom 10% of Paralegals in United States earn:

$29,740

Historical salary

Paralegal salary by state

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State Salary Rank
District of Columbia 73,050 1
California 60,060 2
Alaska 60,020 3
New Jersey 58,830 4
Oregon 56,760 5
New York 54,990 6
Virgin Islands 54,550 7
Pennsylvania 54,530 8
Georgia 53,880 9
Delaware 53,840 10
Washington 53,700 11
Massachusetts 53,570 12
Hawaii 53,400 13
Connecticut 53,230 14
Colorado 53,200 15
Texas 52,670 16
Maryland 51,790 17
United States 51,170 18
Minnesota 51,040 19
Virginia 50,870 20
Nevada 50,120 21
Illinois 49,050 22
Missouri 48,710 23
Rhode Island 47,830 24
Florida 47,820 25
Arizona 47,680 26
Michigan 46,950 27
New Hampshire 46,330 28
Vermont 45,950 29
Alabama 45,510 30
Maine 44,760 31
Wisconsin 44,750 32
Tennessee 44,730 33
Ohio 44,650 34
Guam 44,310 35
Utah 44,100 36
New Mexico 43,780 37
Iowa 43,150 38
North Dakota 43,120 39
Wyoming 43,010 40
Kentucky 42,960 41
Oklahoma 42,860 42
South Dakota 42,720 43
Mississippi 42,580 44
North Carolina 42,480 45
Louisiana 42,210 46
Montana 42,030 47
Nebraska 41,900 48
Indiana 41,770 49
Kansas 41,600 50
West Virginia 41,510 51
Idaho 41,280 52
South Carolina 41,010 53
Arkansas 39,660 54
Puerto Rico 37,210 55

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