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What Is the Average Paralegal Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Tennessee $52,658 $4,388 $1,012 $25.32
Hawaii $51,801 $4,316 $996 $24.90
Massachusetts $51,172 $4,264 $984 $24.60
Minnesota $51,083 $4,256 $982 $24.56
Nevada $50,853 $4,237 $977 $24.45
Connecticut $50,354 $4,196 $968 $24.21
Rhode Island $49,477 $4,123 $951 $23.79
Washington $49,078 $4,089 $943 $23.60
Wisconsin $49,062 $4,088 $943 $23.59
Oregon $48,959 $4,079 $941 $23.54
Alaska $48,740 $4,061 $937 $23.43
New York $48,701 $4,058 $936 $23.41
Ohio $48,083 $4,006 $924 $23.12
North Dakota $47,942 $3,995 $921 $23.05
Maryland $46,739 $3,894 $898 $22.47
Iowa $46,664 $3,888 $897 $22.44
New Mexico $46,605 $3,883 $896 $22.41
Utah $46,270 $3,855 $889 $22.25
New Hampshire $45,971 $3,830 $884 $22.10
South Dakota $45,411 $3,784 $873 $21.83
Virginia $45,400 $3,783 $873 $21.83
California $44,654 $3,721 $858 $21.47
Idaho $44,555 $3,712 $856 $21.42
Colorado $44,187 $3,682 $849 $21.24
Nebraska $44,183 $3,681 $849 $21.24
Vermont $44,087 $3,673 $847 $21.20
Delaware $43,796 $3,649 $842 $21.06
South Carolina $43,374 $3,614 $834 $20.85
Kansas $43,336 $3,611 $833 $20.83
Mississippi $42,984 $3,582 $826 $20.67
Arizona $42,773 $3,564 $822 $20.56
Arkansas $42,689 $3,557 $820 $20.52
Wyoming $42,629 $3,552 $819 $20.50
New Jersey $42,536 $3,544 $818 $20.45
Montana $42,463 $3,538 $816 $20.42
Maine $42,308 $3,525 $813 $20.34
Kentucky $41,919 $3,493 $806 $20.15
Oklahoma $41,867 $3,488 $805 $20.13
Indiana $41,677 $3,473 $801 $20.04
Michigan $41,419 $3,451 $796 $19.91
West Virginia $41,105 $3,425 $790 $19.76
Louisiana $40,733 $3,394 $783 $19.58
Illinois $40,366 $3,363 $776 $19.41
Missouri $40,249 $3,354 $774 $19.35
Pennsylvania $39,938 $3,328 $768 $19.20
Texas $39,632 $3,302 $762 $19.05
Alabama $37,559 $3,129 $722 $18.06
Florida $36,827 $3,068 $708 $17.71
North Carolina $36,360 $3,030 $699 $17.48
Georgia $34,601 $2,883 $665 $16.64

Top 50 Highest Paying States for Paralegal Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified ten states where the typical salary for a Paralegal job is above the national average. Topping the list is Tennessee, with Hawaii and Massachusetts close behind in second and third. Massachusetts beats the national average by 4.5%, and Tennessee furthers that trend with another $3,707 (7.6%) above the $48,951.

With these ten states paying on average above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Paralegal appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

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