PARALEGAL SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$50,000
$30,000
Min 10%
$50,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Hill International
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a paralegal make?
The national average salary for a Paralegal in the U.S. is $50,820 annually or $24.43 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 53,000. The top 10 percent earn over $83,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $30,000 annually. Professional companies and Hospitality companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Some of the states with the best Paralegal salaries are Washington, Alaska, Maryland, Nebraska, and District of Columbia. The typical tenure for a Paralegal is 3.7 years.
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Average Paralegal Salary By Company

There is good job security in Paralegal positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Paralegals are Professional companies and Hospitality companies. Paralegals at Hill International and Zurich report the highest salaries. Also, companies like Facebook and AXA Advisors pay their Paralegals very well.

Average Paralegal Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Paralegal in the United States is $50,820 per year or $24.43 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Paralegal salaries at $55,246 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Paralegals is $28,000. Washington, Alaska, Maryland, Nebraska, and District of Columbia are the highest paying states. On the other hand, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama report the lowest wages for Paralegals.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$55,246
2
Seattle, WA
$54,648
3
Baltimore, MD
$51,516
4
McLean, VA
$51,288
5
Washington, DC
$51,242

Average Paralegal Salary By Industry

Paralegal salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Hospitality companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Paralegals. Manufacturing companies pay their Paralegals the highest wages, averaging $52,652 per year. Hospitality companies and Professional companies pay well too, at $52,137 and $50,602, respectively. The average salary for Paralegals in the Retail industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $49,171.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Manufacturing
$52,652
2
Hospitality
$52,137
3
Professional
$50,602
4
Retail
$49,171

RECENTLY ADDED Paralegal SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Delaware River Basin Commission
Paralegal
10/31/2019
$49,800
Law Offices of Robert Rettenmaier, PC
Paralegal
10/31/2019
$41,740
Babich & Associates
Paralegal
Garland, TX
10/31/2019
$53,000
Paralegal
10/31/2019
$47,897
AIA Surety
Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA
10/31/2019
$50,000
Spherion
Paralegal
10/30/2019
$43,827
10/30/2019
$39,611
Paralegal
Richmond, VA
10/29/2019
$40,000
Milwaukee, WI
10/29/2019
$40,780
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Paralegal
Fort Worth, TX
10/28/2019
$30,000
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