Paralegals and Legal Assistants

At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$45,325
Local Jobs
584
Regional Salary
$46,641
Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Occupation Profile

Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system. Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements. Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits. Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case. Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.

By the numbers:

Median Annual Earnings

$45,325

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

584

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Regional Salary

$46,641

Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.

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