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 14% less than similar careers in Guam. On average, they make less than compliance managers but more than security guards.

Career Median Salary
Compliance manager salary $68K
Coroner salary $64K
Paralegal salary $38K
Legal secretary salary $35K
Security guard salary $20K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)