Immigration Paralegal Statistics By Gender

Among immigration paralegals, 68.5% of them are women compared to 24.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 68.5%
  • Male, 24.6%
  • Unknown, 6.9%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
68.5%
Male
24.6%
Unknown
6.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Immigration Paralegal

Women Earn $1.01 For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$52,245
female-income
Female Income
$52,621

Immigration Paralegal Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the immigration paralegal position over time.

Male
Female
21%
18%
15%
13%
10%
7%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
12.01%
87.99%
2009
13.17%
86.83%
2010
16.80%
83.20%
2011
16.25%
83.75%
2012
16.69%
83.31%
2013
16.35%
83.65%
2014
15.13%
84.87%
2015
16.97%
83.03%
2016
16.23%
83.77%
2017
15.92%
84.08%
2018
15.94%
84.06%

Immigration Paralegal Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, advisory title officer and executive legal assistant have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Legal Transcriptionist8%84%
Paralegal Secretary8%87%
Executive Legal Assistant10%86%
Immigration Paralegal25%69%
Advisory Title Officer62%26%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Advisory Title Officer
Immigration Paralegal
Executive Legal Assistant
Paralegal Secretary
Legal Transcriptionist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Immigration Paralegal Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among immigration paralegals is White, which makes up 64.0% of all immigration paralegals. Comparatively, there are 19.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 64.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.9%
  • Black or African American, 8.8%
  • Asian, 4.4%
  • Unknown, 2.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%
Job Title
Immigration Paralegal RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
64.0%
Hispanic or Latino
19.9%
Black or African American
8.8%
Asian
4.4%
Unknown
2.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%

Immigration Paralegal Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among immigration paralegals.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
66.56%
9.34%
4.37%
17.46%
2011
67.50%
8.95%
4.33%
17.01%
2012
64.72%
8.92%
4.81%
19.07%
2013
66.44%
9.01%
4.04%
17.82%
2014
66.27%
7.83%
4.28%
19.19%
2015
65.57%
8.11%
4.44%
18.91%
2016
63.90%
9.24%
4.54%
19.62%
2017
63.94%
8.85%
3.96%
20.64%
2018
63.96%
8.80%
4.38%
19.91%

Immigration Paralegal Wage Gap By Race

Asian immigration paralegals have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White immigration paralegals have the lowest average salary at $51,068.
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
$52,000
$51,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$52,604
White$51,068
Black or African American$52,161
Asian$54,584
Hispanic or Latino$51,748

Average Age of an Immigration Paralegal

We determined the average age of immigration paralegals based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
40
47
Unknown
34.5
41
Asian
39
38.5
Hispanic or Latino
36
39
White
40
48
American Indian and Alaska Native
47

Immigration Paralegal Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of immigration paralegal employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of immigration paralegals is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Immigration Paralegal YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
13%
30-40 years
23%
40+ years
64%

Types of Immigration Paralegal Degree Levels

The most common degree for immigration paralegals is bachelor's degree 60% of immigration paralegals earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 14% and rounding it off is master's degree with 12%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 60%
  • Associate, 14%
  • Masters, 12%
  • Doctorate, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 9%
Job Title
Immigration Paralegal DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
60%
Associate
14%
Masters
12%
Doctorate
5%
Other Degrees
9%

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Immigration Paralegal Wage Gap By Education

Immigration paralegals with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $56,759 annually. With a Bachelors degree, immigration paralegals earn a median annual income of $55,155 compared to $52,621 for immigration paralegals with an Associate degree.
$58,000
$57,000
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
$52,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$52,452
Master's Degree$56,759
Bachelor's Degree$55,155
Some College/ Associate Degree$52,621

Immigration Paralegal Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ immigration paralegals. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most immigration paralegals is the professional industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire immigration paralegals.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
14%
50 - 100 employees
8%
100 - 500 employees
11%
500 - 1,000 employees
15%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
33%
> 10,000 employees
19%

The Types Of Companies Immigration Paralegal Work In

Employees with the immigration paralegal job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most immigration paralegals prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
1%
Public
14%
Private
81%
Government
3%

Top Industries Hiring Immigration Paralegals

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ immigration paralegals. Those industries include professional, construction and technology.

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Professional

Fortune 500

Construction

Technology

Non Profits

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Professional
45%
Fortune 500
10%
Construction
8%
Technology
8%
Non Profits
5%
Retail
5%
Finance
3%
Health Care
3%
Manufacturing
2%
Media
2%
Hospitality
2%
Government
1%
Automotive
1%
Energy
1%
Real Estate
1%
Start-up
1%
Telecommunication
1%

Immigration Paralegal Turnover And Employment Statistics

Immigration Paralegal Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of immigration paralegals changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescImmigration Paralegal Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
6.83%
2011
6.37%
2012
6.43%
2013
5.62%
2014
4.30%
2015
3.48%
2016
3.07%
2017
2.56%
2018
2.62%

The Average Number of Years That Immigration Paralegal Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,508 immigration paralegals resumes, we figured out that the average immigration paralegal enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
24%
1-2 years
35%
3-4 years
14%
5-7 years
15%
8-10 years
5%
11+ years
6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Immigration Paralegals

The most common foreign language among immigration paralegals is Spanish at 53.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.6% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 5.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 53.8%
  • French, 11.6%
  • Portuguese, 5.5%
  • Russian, 5.1%
  • Mandarin, 3.3%
  • Other, 20.7%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
53.8%
French
11.6%
Portuguese
5.5%
Russian
5.1%
Mandarin
3.3%
Other
20.7%

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Immigration Paralegal Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an immigration paralegal can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of immigration paralegals is $58,007. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Immigration Paralegals Earn The Most?

The map here shows where immigration paralegals earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Immigration Paralegals Located?

By looking through more than 1,508 resumes, we found that the most popular places for immigration paralegals are NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.

Number of Immigration Paralegals