Paralegal Salary and Wages
For a paralegal, the prevailing wage or salary can vary greatly. Income can depend on several factors, including training, experience, and location of employment and the size of the employer. As of May 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics* reported that the median full-time wage and salaried paralegals, along with legal assistants, earned $46,120.
Typical employment venues include, but are not limited to, federal executive branches, insurance carriers, employment services and legal services.
Paralegals may require long hours and the work can be both challenging and strenuous. Some companies may pay bonuses for overtime worked, and provide vacation, paid sick leave, a savings plan and life insurance, along with paid time off for personal reasons.
A paralegal's wage or salary is often the result of hard work, professionalism, experience, personal work attitude and local market conditions.
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* Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations - Paralegals and Legal Assistants section of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics [http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos114.htm#outlook]. Finding employment in your field of interest is may be due to a combination of your own hard work, experience, work attitude and local market conditions.
** Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.