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Paralegal Salary by City

Paralegal salary shows differences from city to city because of local factors such as population density, cost of living, the number of local businesses in need of legal services, general demand for legal counsel, and buying power of residents to hire lawyers. Here is a look at paralegal salary for a number of major US cities.

Paralegal Salary City to City

Hourly Wage Annual Salary
City Minimal Wage Average Wage Minimal Salary Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $21.99 $33.85 $45,740 $70,410
Washington, DC $18.36 $31.17 $38,180 $64,830
Los Angeles, CA $14.77 $28.62 $30,720 $59,540
Dallas, TX $16.54 $28.04 $34,400 $58,330
New York, NY $17.51 $27.86 $36,410 $57,940
Philadelphia, PA $18.84 $27.44 $39,190 $57,070
Portland, OR $15.45 $26.93 $32,140 $56,010
Newark, NJ $16.16 $26.77 $33,600 $55,680
Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN $16.38 $26.64 $34,080 $55,400
Chicago, IL $16.34 $26.56 $33,990 $55,250
Sacramento, CA $15.46 $25.91 $32,150 $53,880
Palm Beach, FL $16.65 $25.48 $34,630 $53,000
Seattle, WA $15.17 $25.46 $31,550 $52,960
Houston, TX $13.83 $25.23 $28,770 $52,470
Detroit, MI $14.95 $25.14 $31,090 $52,300
Boulder, CO $18.72 $25.01 $38,930 $52,010
Baltimore, MD $15.14 $24.98 $31,490 $51,950
Las Vegas, NV $19.06 $24.88 $39,650 $51,750
Honolulu, HI $16.22 $24.87 $33,740 $51,720
Miami Beach, FL $16.28 $24.83 $33,860 $51,640
Pittsburgh, PA $14.67 $24.67 $30,520 $51,310
Madison, WI $14.28 $24.54 $29,710 $51,030
Boston, MA $15.16 $24.41 $31,530 $50,770
Atlanta, GA $15.15 $24.20 $31,500 $50,340
Denver, CO $15.59 $24.12 $32,440 $50,170
Springfield, IL $13.97 $24.01 $29,060 $49,950
New Haven, CT $15.49 $23.89 $32,210 $49,690
Kansas City, MO $15.76 $23.74 $32,780 $49,390
Santa Fe, NM $17.56 $23.14 $36,520 $48,130
New Orleans, LA $15.10 $23.04 $31,400 $47,930
Fargo, ND $14.73 $22.98 $30,640 $47,810
St. Louis, MO $14.86 $22.59 $30,910 $46,990
Richmond, VA $15.40 $22.21 $32,030 $46,200
Boise, ID $13.53 $21.61 $28,140 $44,950
Columbus, OH $14.01 $21.31 $29,140 $44,320
Austin, TX $12.59 $20.83 $26,190 $43,320
Salt Lake City, UT $13.41 $20.76 $27,900 $43,170
Charlotte, NC $12.59 $20.62 $26,180 $42,900
Oklahoma City, OK $11.18 $20.29 $23,250 $42,200
Jackson, MS $13.30 $19.74 $27,660 $41,050
Louisville, KY $12.62 $19.59 $26,250 $40,750
Jacksonville, FL $11.56 $19.37 $24,040 $40,290
Topeka, KS $12.22 $19.08 $25,410 $39,680
Memphis, TN $11.40 $18.44 $23,720 $38,360
Iowa City, IA $9.39 $17.94 $19,520 $37,310
Myrtle Beach, SC $12.67 $17.36 $26,350 $36,100

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