Paralegal earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Paralegal salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $50,390
Alabama $44,310
Arkansas $36,101
Arizona $43,007
California $57,290
Colorado $56,710
Connecticut $60,240
District of Columbia $80,030
Delaware $52,910
Florida $50,120
Georgia $54,130
Guam $38,260
Hawaii $49,425
Iowa $45,218
Idaho $43,757
Illinois $47,272
Indiana $39,040
Kansas $40,452
Kentucky $38,452
Louisiana $48,320
Massachusetts $56,660
Maryland $53,530
Maine $48,260
Michigan $47,420
Minnesota $56,880
Missouri $51,940
Mississippi $43,930
Montana $42,560
North Carolina $47,210
North Dakota $41,420
Nebraska $47,070
New Hampshire $50,740
New Jersey $57,437
New Mexico $45,200
Nevada $57,120
New York $58,750
Ohio $45,320
Oklahoma $45,660
Oregon $53,020
Pennsylvania $42,086
Puerto Rico $35,740
Rhode Island $47,190
South Carolina $41,850
South Dakota $48,690
Tennessee $45,770
Texas $56,270
Utah $45,300
Virginia $47,810
Virgin Islands $50,020
Vermont $49,600
Washington $57,670
Wisconsin $48,990
West Virginia $41,750
Wyoming $46,430

How do paralegal salaries compare to similar careers?

Paralegals earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than judicial law clerks but more than security guards.

Career Median Salary
Judicial law clerk salary $54K
Probation officer salary $55K
Fish and game warden salary $58K
Bailiff salary $48K
Legislator salary $29K
Paralegal salary $43K
Correctional officer salary $42K
Legal secretary salary $36K
Security guard salary $27K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)