Catalog 2021-2022

Paralegal Studies


Wages of paralegals and legal assistants vary greatly. Salaries depend on education, training, experience, the type and size of employer, and the geographic location of the job. In general, paralegals who work for large law firms or in large metropolitan areas earn more than those who work for smaller firms or in less populated regions. In 2019, the median wage of paralegals and legal assistants was $51,740.



Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-2021 edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants.