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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: $26.81
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Paralegals and Legal Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$19.01 $24.92 $31.83
Minnesota
$20.41 $26.81 $33.51
Central Minnesota
$16.85 $19.33 $23.68
Northeast Minnesota
$20.75 $24.30 $28.29
Northwest Minnesota
$21.55 $26.63 $34.62
Southeast Minnesota
$20.40 $24.74 $29.08
Southwest Minnesota
$19.75 $22.72 $25.66
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$20.89 $27.63 $34.65

* "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 4,890 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 moderate demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 5,885 new Paralegals and Legal Assistants to meet market demand between 2016-2026. 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
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 285,600 327,400 41,800 14.6%
Minnesota 4,930 5,584 654 13.3%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Southeast Minnesota 204 202 -2 -1%
Central Minnesota 165 182 17 10.3%
Northeast Minnesota 129 106 -23 -17.8%
Southwest Minnesota 86 89 3 3.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,077 4,724 647 15.9%


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