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 about the same as related careers in New York. On average, they make less than correctional officers but more than security guards.

Career Median Salary
Correctional officer salary $65K
Fish and game warden salary $62K
Bailiff salary $78K
Legal secretary salary $61K
Transit police officer salary $51K
Paralegal salary $60K
Security guard salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)