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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: $25.51
Statewide median: $18.88

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Paralegals and Legal Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$18.36 $23.66 $30.33
Minnesota
$20.3 $25.51 $31.55
Central Minnesota
$11.74 $17.98 $22.78
Northeast Minnesota
$17.94 $21.21 $23.78
Northwest Minnesota
$14.31 $20.57 $24.27
Southeast Minnesota
$17.32 $20.31 $24.19
Southwest Minnesota
$19.3 $21.74 $24.22
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$21.41 $26.88 $32.86

* "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 5070 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 low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1470 new Paralegals and Legal Assistants to meet market demand between 2014-2024. 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
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 279500 300800 21200 7.6%
Minnesota 5301 5612 311 5.8%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Southwest Minnesota 170 190 20 11.8%
Southeast Minnesota 336 325 -11 -3.3%
Northwest Minnesota 209 213 4 1.9%
Northeast Minnesota 130 131 1 0.8%
Central Minnesota 268 303 35 13.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3472 3871 399 11.5%


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