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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $30.15
Statewide median: $24.25

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Paralegals and Legal Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$23.39 $29.55 $37.73
Minnesota
$23.34 $30.15 $39.72
Central Minnesota
$22.82 $25.96 $31.67
Northeast Minnesota
$23.72 $29.62 $31.92
Northwest Minnesota
$23.47 $25.74 $31.07
Southeast Minnesota
$24.26 $30.71 $31.92
Southwest Minnesota
$25.41 $29.01 $31.11
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$23.34 $30.70 $40.89

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 6,140 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Paralegals and Legal Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 6,746 new Paralegals and Legal Assistants to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 345,600 387,000 41,400 12%
Minnesota 5,513 6,095 582 10.6%
Central Minnesota 320 354 34 10.6%
Northeast Minnesota 167 182 15 9%
Northwest Minnesota 348 382 34 9.8%
Southeast Minnesota 322 359 37 11.5%
Southwest Minnesota 192 219 27 14.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,231 4,670 439 10.4%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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