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Paralegals make $49,500/year on Average
The average annual salary for paralegals in the U.S. in 2011 was $49,960, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest-paid 10 percent received less than $29,390, while the highest-paid 10 percent earned $75,400. The BLS says paralegal positions are expected to grow by 18 percent between 2010 and 2020. This is faster than the 14 percent growth predicted for all occupations and more than the 11 percent expected for all legal jobs. Many employers and individuals are hiring paralegals to reduce the cost of legal services. Competition is expected to be strong, with the best jobs going to those with experience and formal training.
The average annual pay for an Entry Level Paralegal Across the U.S. is $36,432 a year. An Entry Level Paralegal annual salary ranges from $20,000 to $53,000nationally. This small spread of $33,000 indicates Entry Level Paralegal salaries are seeing little change across the country.
Paralegal Salary by State
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