Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.

$50,410

Median US Salary

Associate's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Currently employed

290,410

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

15%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

District of Columbia $76,570

Alaska $61,570

New Jersey $59,080

Washington $58,090

Connecticut $57,530

California $57,300

Colorado $55,850

Nevada $55,420

Illinois $54,680

Minnesota $54,380

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Maxxing your 401k as Paralegals and Legal Assistants

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

37.7%

Per paycheck

$730.95

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $1,938.85
Pre Tax Retirement $730.95
Before Taxes $1,207.90
Taxes $362.37
Take Home $845.53

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