Paralegal earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Paralegal salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $77,840
Washington $64,160
California $63,370
Alaska $61,680
Massachusetts $61,410
New Jersey $60,880
Oregon $60,640
Colorado $60,360
New York $60,030
Minnesota $60,000
Connecticut $59,700
Maryland $59,650
Pennsylvania $59,610
Nevada $59,590
New Hampshire $58,800
Illinois $58,510
Delaware $58,500
Rhode Island $58,490
Utah $50,070
Hawaii $49,870
Arizona $49,390
Michigan $49,260
Vermont $49,260
Texas $49,050
Florida $48,820
Missouri $48,730
Virgin Islands, U.S. $48,520
Virginia $48,370
Nebraska $48,340
South Dakota $47,510
Wisconsin $47,510
Iowa $47,430
Georgia $47,360
North Dakota $47,290
Maine $47,280
Idaho $47,040
Alabama $46,990
North Carolina $46,990
Montana $46,980
Oklahoma $46,980
Ohio $46,940
Indiana $46,910
New Mexico $46,770
Tennessee $46,770
Louisiana $46,720
Kansas $46,400
Kentucky $46,390
Wyoming $46,340
West Virginia $46,280
South Carolina $43,200
Guam $38,480
Mississippi $37,530
Arkansas $36,820
Puerto Rico $36,550

How do paralegal salaries compare to similar careers?

Paralegals earn 19% less than similar careers in Kentucky. On average, they make less than customs inspectors but more than fish and game wardens.

Career Median Salary
Customs inspector salary $65K
Detective salary $65K
Special agent salary $65K
Coroner salary $62K
Hearing officer salary $43K
Paralegal salary $46K
Police officer salary $47K
Sheriff salary $47K
Forensic science technician salary $46K
Fish and game warden salary $41K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)