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Best states for a Legal Assistant

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Job opportunities vary from state to state, and Legal careers are no different.

Because we know how difficult it can be to know which states are the best when it comes to Legal Assistant jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Legal Assistants.

Pay, benefits, and opportunities vary greatly by place, and it's no different for Legal Assistants.

We found that District of Columbia is the best state in the nation for Legal Assistants, and people in Washington earn the most in the field.

District of Columbia is the best state for jobs for Legal Assistants, and North Dakota is the worst.

The most common pay in District of Columbia is $75,589, while the median pay in North Dakota is $34,852.

Our research put District of Columbia at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Legal Assistants. Connecticut, Georgia, and Alaska also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States in America For Legal Assistants in 2019

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Connecticut
  3. Nevada
  4. Washington
  5. Colorado
  6. Georgia
  7. Illinois
  8. Minnesota
  9. New York
  10. California
  • (132 jobs)
  • (71 jobs)
  • (31 jobs)
  • (117 jobs)
  • (107 jobs)
  • (102 jobs)
  • (179 jobs)
  • (74 jobs)
  • (291 jobs)
  • (695 jobs)

After looking at the our most recent data, we found that District of Columbia is the best state for Legal Assistants.

Here is the list of best states for Legal Assistant jobs.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Legal Assistants in 2019

1. District of Columbia

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
132 $75,589 $52,000 $109,000 4.18
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in District of Columbia

2. Connecticut

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
71 $50,730 $36,000 $69,000 1.39
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in Connecticut

3. Nevada

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
31 $48,060 $34,000 $65,000 1.08
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in Nevada

4. Washington

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
117 $48,571 $35,000 $66,000 1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in Washington

5. Colorado

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
107 $47,638 $34,000 $65,000 1.14
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in Colorado

6. Georgia

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
102 $50,307 $39,000 $63,000 0.79
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in Georgia

7. Illinois

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
179 $48,020 $29,000 $76,000 0.92
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in Illinois

8. Minnesota

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
74 $46,118 $33,000 $63,000 0.81
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in Minnesota

9. New York

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
291 $45,657 $35,000 $59,000 1.38
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in New York

10. California

Total Legal Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
695 $47,826 $34,000 $65,000 1.34
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Legal Assistant Jobs in California

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Legal Assistant

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Legal Assistant

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