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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

This career: $23.58
Statewide median: $18.15

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Area Low Median High
U S
$14.47 $23.14 $37.43
Minnesota
$15.13 $23.58 $35.69
Central Minnesota
$13.46 $20.42 $28.58
Northeast Minnesota
$19.33 $22.10 $28.72
Northwest Minnesota
$13.06 $18.97 $26.32
Southeast Minnesota
$13.31 $19 $28.26
Southwest Minnesota
$14.86 $19.67 $28.04
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$15.96 $25.24 $36.44

"Low" indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 4,910 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Paralegals and Legal Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

This career is currently in low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,170 new Paralegals and Legal Assistants to meet market demand between 2010-2020. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  Employment Employment Change
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 256,000 302,900 46,900 18.3%
Minnesota 3,920 4,531 611 15.6%
  2010 2020 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 248 289 41 16.5%
Northeast Minnesota 64 75 11 17.2%
Northwest Minnesota 195 219 24 12.3%
Southeast Minnesota 278 310 32 11.5%
Southwest Minnesota 101 118 17 16.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,045 3,518 473 15.5%


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