Average Real Estate Paralegal Salary
$58,000 yearly
$20.71 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$41,000
10 %
$58,000
Median
$84,000
90 %
Real estate paralegals in the United States make an average salary of $58,921 per year or $28.33 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $41,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $84,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Nevada provide the highest real estate paralegal salaries.

Average Real Estate Paralegal Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where real estate paralegals earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Real Estate Paralegal average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$51,763
$51,763
$24.89
$24.89
Alaska
Alaska
$69,569
$69,569
$33.45
$33.45
Arizona
Arizona
$48,984
$48,984
$23.55
$23.55
Arkansas
Arkansas
$53,100
$53,100
$25.53
$25.53
California
California
$81,606
$81,606
$39.23
$39.23
Colorado
Colorado
$58,669
$58,669
$28.21
$28.21
Connecticut
Connecticut
$60,766
$60,766
$29.21
$29.21
Delaware
Delaware
$56,261
$56,261
$27.05
$27.05
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$56,855
$56,855
$27.33
$27.33
Florida
Florida
$54,291
$54,291
$26.10
$26.10
Georgia
Georgia
$58,407
$58,407
$28.08
$28.08
Hawaii
Hawaii
$66,680
$66,680
$32.06
$32.06
Idaho
Idaho
$57,444
$57,444
$27.62
$27.62
Illinois
Illinois
$55,909
$55,909
$26.88
$26.88
Indiana
Indiana
$44,408
$44,408
$21.35
$21.35
Iowa
Iowa
$49,198
$49,198
$23.65
$23.65
Kansas
Kansas
$59,673
$59,673
$28.69
$28.69
Kentucky
Kentucky
$46,646
$46,646
$22.43
$22.43
Louisiana
Louisiana
$55,209
$55,209
$26.54
$26.54
Maine
Maine
$56,748
$56,748
$27.28
$27.28
Maryland
Maryland
$49,276
$49,276
$23.69
$23.69
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$67,033
$67,033
$32.23
$32.23
Michigan
Michigan
$51,569
$51,569
$24.79
$24.79
Minnesota
Minnesota
$52,307
$52,307
$25.15
$25.15
Mississippi
Mississippi
$57,821
$57,821
$27.80
$27.80
Missouri
Missouri
$57,519
$57,519
$27.65
$27.65
Montana
Montana
$48,173
$48,173
$23.16
$23.16
Nebraska
Nebraska
$54,275
$54,275
$26.09
$26.09
Nevada
Nevada
$68,644
$68,644
$33.00
$33.00
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$60,576
$60,576
$29.12
$29.12
New Jersey
New Jersey
$55,022
$55,022
$26.45
$26.45
New Mexico
New Mexico
$55,896
$55,896
$26.87
$26.87
New York
New York
$61,495
$61,495
$29.56
$29.56
North Carolina
North Carolina
$49,813
$49,813
$23.95
$23.95
North Dakota
North Dakota
$46,473
$46,473
$22.34
$22.34
Ohio
Ohio
$47,459
$47,459
$22.82
$22.82
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$53,337
$53,337
$25.64
$25.64
Oregon
Oregon
$70,672
$70,672
$33.98
$33.98
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$49,810
$49,810
$23.95
$23.95
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$61,285
$61,285
$29.46
$29.46
South Carolina
South Carolina
$43,335
$43,335
$20.83
$20.83
South Dakota
South Dakota
$42,642
$42,642
$20.50
$20.50
Tennessee
Tennessee
$48,115
$48,115
$23.13
$23.13
Texas
Texas
$54,208
$54,208
$26.06
$26.06
Utah
Utah
$57,087
$57,087
$27.45
$27.45
Vermont
Vermont
$49,431
$49,431
$23.76
$23.76
Virginia
Virginia
$44,890
$44,890
$21.58
$21.58
Washington
Washington
$76,387
$76,387
$36.72
$36.72
West Virginia
West Virginia
$54,049
$54,049
$25.99
$25.99
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$51,063
$51,063
$24.55
$24.55
Wyoming
Wyoming
$55,351
$55,351
$26.61
$26.61

Highest Paying Cities For Real Estate Paralegal

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$89,435
$89,435
$43.00
$43.00
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$76,950
$76,950
$37.00
$37.00
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$67,206
$67,206
$32.31
$32.31
Uniondale, NY
Uniondale, NY
$61,861
$61,861
$29.74
$29.74
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$61,098
$61,098
$29.37
$29.37
Peachtree City, GA
Peachtree City, GA
$58,791
$58,791
$28.26
$28.26

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Location

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Legal Administrator

    Avg. salary: $47,028

    The job of legal administrative assistants is to provide support to lawyers and paralegals. They typically perform legal research, manage schedules, and draft legal-related documents. Other duties include interpreting laws, regulations, and rulings in legal documents, obtaining information from other agencies or organizations, and preparing management and legal reports. In addition, legal administrative assistants are responsible for updating and maintaining databases and ensuring to provide effective administrative assistance. They are also expected to schedule client meetings and court hearings.
    37,023 Legal Administrator Jobs
    Legal Clerk

    Avg. salary: $32,145

    A legal clerk is responsible for performing administrative and clerical duties to legal offices and organizations to ensure smooth legal business operations. Legal clerks sort and distribute documents to the appropriate personnel, update information on the database, schedule appointments, respond to clients' inquiries and concerns, and document meeting objectives. They may also coordinate with other offices and institutions to acquire files and research data according to the needs of the managing department. A legal clerk must have excellent communication and organizational skills, especially in monitoring business transactions and submitting reports timely and accurately.
    44,844 Legal Clerk Jobs
    Law Clerk

    Avg. salary: $53,594

    Law clerks are employees in a legal firm who handle clerical tasks for the office. They handle the office's official phone lines, answering incoming calls, and making outgoing calls. They also field office correspondence, often receiving incoming mail and distributing them to their addressees. They manage office documents and ensure that they are correctly filed and labeled in their respective storage bins. Law clerks help make office life more comfortable because they make sure that the office is running well. They also manage appointments and office calendars.
    45,917 Law Clerk Jobs
    Paralegal Internship

    Avg. salary: $47,905

    A paralegal intern is responsible for assisting the paralegal department of an organization, familiarizing with law standards and legal procedures, and applying law school knowledge on practical applications. Paralegal interns perform various administrative and clerical tasks under the supervision of tenured paralegal staff. They also assist with collecting and processing legal documents, observe court functions and procedures, respond to clients' inquiries and service requests, schedule appointments, research on court appeal cases, verify the accuracy of submitted documents, and coordinate with other law enforcement institutions.
    38,375 Paralegal Internship Jobs
    Contractor-Paralegal

    Avg. salary: $53,200

    A Contractor-Paralegal works for a law firm or corporate legal department for a specified amount of time, or for a specified task. They can be specialized in the entertainment industry or in providing services to healthcare companies and insurance providers.
    8,529 Contractor-Paralegal Jobs
    Bankruptcy Paralegal

    Avg. salary: $48,866

    A Bankruptcy Paralegal assists lawyers and their clients through the bankruptcy process. Their primary duties include collecting and reviewing paperwork for petitions, drafting pleadings, and preparing all documents required by the bankruptcy court.
    5,099 Bankruptcy Paralegal Jobs

    Real Estate Paralegal Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a real estate paralegal can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Real Estate Paralegals The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Sidley Austin and Caleres as they offer the highest salaries for real estate paralegals.
    Company
    CompanyAvg. SalaryRange
    $96,895
    $48k
    $109k
    $79,082
    $48k
    $109k
    $76,666
    $48k
    $109k
    3.6
    $73,660
    $73,660
    $48k
    $109k
    $71,920
    $48k
    $109k
    $69,648
    $48k
    $109k

    Recently Added Real Estate Paralegal Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    06/18/2021
    06/18/2021
    $75,000
    $75,000
    06/18/2021
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta, GA
    06/18/2021
    06/18/2021
    $75,000
    $75,000
    06/18/2021
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Dallas, TX
    Dallas, TX
    06/18/2021
    06/18/2021
    $75,000
    $75,000
    06/18/2021
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    06/18/2021
    06/18/2021
    $75,000
    $75,000
    06/18/2021
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    06/18/2021
    06/18/2021
    $75,000
    $75,000
    06/18/2021
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    East Providence, RI
    East Providence, RI
    06/10/2021
    06/10/2021
    $60,000
    $60,000
    06/10/2021
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    XXX
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    05/14/2021
    05/14/2021
    $40,000
    $40,000
    05/14/2021
    XXX
    XXX
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    05/14/2021
    05/14/2021
    $40,000
    $40,000
    05/14/2021
    Real Estate Paralegal-Geneseo, NY Area
    Real Estate Paralegal-Geneseo, NY Area
    Geneseo, NY
    Geneseo, NY
    05/05/2021
    05/05/2021
    $52,000
    $52,000
    05/05/2021
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Real Estate Paralegal
    Corte Madera, CA
    Corte Madera, CA
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $85,000
    $85,000
    03/25/2021

    Average Real Estate Paralegal Salary by Demographic

    Real Estate Paralegal Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $60,812
    female-income
    Female Income
    $61,257
    Median Real Estate Paralegal Income by Race
    Asian real estate paralegals have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White real estate paralegals have the lowest average salary at $59,413.
    $65,000
    $64,000
    $63,000
    $62,000
    $61,000
    $60,000
    $59,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$59,413
    Black or African American$60,712
    Asian$63,590
    Unknown$61,237
    Hispanic or Latino$60,220
    Average Real Estate Paralegal Salary by Education Level
    Real estate paralegals with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $66,178 annually. With a Bachelors degree, real estate paralegals earn a median annual income of $64,269 compared to $61,257 for real estate paralegals with an Associate degree.
    $68,000
    $66,000
    $64,000
    $62,000
    $60,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$61,058
    Some College/ Associate Degree$61,257
    Bachelor's Degree$64,269
    Master's Degree$66,178