How Much Do Paralegals Make?

Paralegals on average earn salaries around $46,990 annually, earning more with experience, according to the US Labor Bureau. Wages earned by paralegals vary depending on the company they work for, as well as industry and region.

The industries employing the most paralegals are shown below, with the median annual salary for each:



Legal Services
Local Government (OES Designation)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
State Government (OES Designation)
Management of Companies and Enterprises


Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.

By gaining experience on the job, paralegals can advance to earn more, depending on region and size of the company. Find out about a paralegal’s job duties, or find out about training for paralegals.