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Wages for Paralegals and Legal Assistants in UNITED STATES

Location Pay Period 2018
Low Median High
United States Hourly $15.10 $24.49 $39.45
United States Yearly $31,400 $50,940 $82,050
District of Columbia Hourly $22.10 $38.47 $57.18
District of Columbia Yearly $45,970 $80,030 $118,940
Connecticut Hourly $18.65 $28.96 $42.13
Connecticut Yearly $38,790 $60,240 $87,620
Alaska Hourly $17.91 $27.97 $39.00
Alaska Yearly $37,260 $58,170 $81,120
Washington Hourly $17.12 $27.73 $43.58
Washington Yearly $35,600 $57,670 $90,650
California Hourly $15.49 $27.55 $46.94
California Yearly $32,220 $57,290 $97,630
Nevada Hourly $17.98 $27.46 $38.57
Nevada Yearly $37,410 $57,120 $80,220
Colorado Hourly $17.06 $27.26 $39.84
Colorado Yearly $35,480 $56,710 $82,860
Massachusetts Hourly $16.10 $27.24 $45.66
Massachusetts Yearly $33,500 $56,660 $94,980
New Jersey Hourly $16.75 $26.81 $39.50
New Jersey Yearly $34,850 $55,770 $82,160
Minnesota Hourly $16.57 $26.35 $39.55
Minnesota Yearly $34,460 $54,810 $82,270
Illinois Hourly $15.82 $26.25 $40.10
Illinois Yearly $32,920 $54,600 $83,410
New York Hourly $16.62 $26.15 $43.48
New York Yearly $34,570 $54,400 $90,430
Maryland Hourly $17.16 $25.74 $37.67
Maryland Yearly $35,700 $53,530 $78,350
Oregon Hourly $16.08 $25.49 $39.01
Oregon Yearly $33,440 $53,020 $81,150
Delaware Hourly $17.59 $25.44 $42.15
Delaware Yearly $36,580 $52,910 $87,680
Texas Hourly $14.41 $25.11 $42.56
Texas Yearly $29,980 $52,220 $88,520
Missouri Hourly $14.75 $24.97 $37.09
Missouri Yearly $30,690 $51,940 $77,150
Georgia Hourly $15.85 $24.60 $39.00
Georgia Yearly $32,970 $51,180 $81,120
New Hampshire Hourly $18.70 $24.40 $37.47
New Hampshire Yearly $38,890 $50,740 $77,930
Hawaii Hourly $16.58 $24.12 $36.23
Hawaii Yearly $34,490 $50,170 $75,350
Pennsylvania Hourly $14.84 $23.90 $38.13
Pennsylvania Yearly $30,860 $49,710 $79,300
Vermont Hourly $16.61 $23.85 $32.96
Vermont Yearly $34,550 $49,600 $68,550
Wisconsin Hourly $15.62 $23.55 $34.54
Wisconsin Yearly $32,500 $48,990 $71,850
South Dakota Hourly $17.49 $23.41 $30.50
South Dakota Yearly $36,390 $48,690 $63,440
Louisiana Hourly $14.87 $23.23 $36.33
Louisiana Yearly $30,940 $48,320 $75,570
Maine Hourly $15.70 $23.20 $33.51
Maine Yearly $32,650 $48,260 $69,700
Virginia Hourly $14.56 $22.98 $38.71
Virginia Yearly $30,280 $47,810 $80,510
Florida Hourly $14.93 $22.86 $35.78
Florida Yearly $31,050 $47,550 $74,410
Michigan Hourly $15.25 $22.80 $37.07
Michigan Yearly $31,720 $47,420 $77,110
Rhode Island Hourly $15.70 $22.69 $37.16
Rhode Island Yearly $32,660 $47,190 $77,290
Nebraska Hourly $15.01 $22.63 $34.72
Nebraska Yearly $31,220 $47,070 $72,210
Arizona Hourly $12.44 $22.36 $35.48
Arizona Yearly $25,870 $46,520 $73,800
Wyoming Hourly $15.41 $22.32 $32.54
Wyoming Yearly $32,050 $46,430 $67,690
Indiana Hourly $14.64 $22.13 $36.08
Indiana Yearly $30,450 $46,020 $75,040
Tennessee Hourly $13.77 $22.01 $36.45
Tennessee Yearly $28,650 $45,770 $75,820
Oklahoma Hourly $15.05 $21.95 $34.95
Oklahoma Yearly $31,300 $45,660 $72,700
Ohio Hourly $13.44 $21.79 $36.99
Ohio Yearly $27,950 $45,320 $76,930
Utah Hourly $14.84 $21.78 $36.03
Utah Yearly $30,870 $45,300 $74,940
Idaho Hourly $15.23 $21.76 $30.04
Idaho Yearly $31,680 $45,260 $62,480
New Mexico Hourly $14.62 $21.73 $34.75
New Mexico Yearly $30,410 $45,200 $72,280
Iowa Hourly $13.18 $21.64 $34.55
Iowa Yearly $27,410 $45,020 $71,860
Alabama Hourly $13.27 $21.30 $30.82
Alabama Yearly $27,600 $44,310 $64,100
Mississippi Hourly $12.89 $21.12 $30.23
Mississippi Yearly $26,820 $43,930 $62,870
Kentucky Hourly $13.51 $21.01 $33.59
Kentucky Yearly $28,100 $43,710 $69,870
North Carolina Hourly $13.18 $20.93 $33.79
North Carolina Yearly $27,420 $43,530 $70,290
Montana Hourly $15.68 $20.46 $29.20
Montana Yearly $32,620 $42,560 $60,730
South Carolina Hourly $12.70 $20.12 $33.35
South Carolina Yearly $26,410 $41,850 $69,370
West Virginia Hourly $13.96 $20.07 $34.25
West Virginia Yearly $29,030 $41,750 $71,230
North Dakota Hourly $12.92 $19.91 $35.59
North Dakota Yearly $26,880 $41,420 $74,020
Kansas Hourly $12.89 $18.85 $32.12
Kansas Yearly $26,810 $39,210 $66,800
Guam Hourly $13.68 $18.40 $29.77
Guam Yearly $28,450 $38,260 $61,920
Arkansas Hourly $12.42 $18.35 $29.73
Arkansas Yearly $25,820 $38,160 $61,850
Puerto Rico Hourly $10.30 $17.18 $26.66
Puerto Rico Yearly $21,420 $35,740 $55,450
American Samoa Hourly N/A N/A N/A
American Samoa Yearly N/A N/A N/A
Northern Mariana Islands Hourly N/A N/A N/A
Northern Mariana Islands Yearly N/A N/A N/A
Virgin Islands Hourly N/A N/A N/A
Virgin Islands Yearly N/A N/A N/A


Occupation Description
Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. Excludes "Legal Secretaries".

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