Paralegal Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*

$60,000

 

The midpoint starting salary for a paralegal with 4-6 years of experience is $60,000. Paralegals support attorneys by drafting documents, researching information related to cases, filing motions, interviewing clients and preparing retainers.

Average paralegal salaries in U.S. cities

Atlanta, GA  
$63,600  
Baltimore, MD  
$61,800  
Chicago, IL  
$74,100  
Denver, CO  
$65,400  
Detroit, MI  
$60,000  
New York, NY  
$84,300  
St. Louis, MO  
$59,700  
Los Angeles, CA  
$78,600  
Miami, FL  
$63,900  
Washington, D.C.  
$79,800  

Similar roles to paralegal

Paralegal manager  
$85,000  
Senior/supervising paralegal  
$68,000  
Legal secretary  
$51,500  
Law librarian  
$64,250  
Records manager  
$74,250  
Contract administrator  
$66,500  
Litigation support/e-discovery analyst  
$61,500  
Lease manager  
$75,000  

*Salaries listed represent the 50th percentile, or midpoint, of starting salaries.

 

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