Once you begin your search of paralegal jobs, you want to consider the highest paying ones. In order to find such positions it’s important to consider location, job duties, and the area of law you’re looking to work within. Those with a college degree will receive higher salaries than those with no secondary education. Many schools with good reputations and relationships within their community will even assist you with obtaining employment with a local firm.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average paralegal salary nationwide is $52,990 for those with a two-year associate degree. However, this average salary is amongst all paralegals nationwide, including those in the profession for over 10 years.
For paralegals coming right out of school $25,000 is a good estimate of what to expect for a starting salary. The good news is within a couple of years statistics show that number going up to an estimated $35,000 a year.
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