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Paralegal Salary Data Indicates That People In Metropolitan Areas Are Earning More


Denver, Colorado -- As per the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey program of 2006, paralegal professionals in the US are earning anything between $33,920 and $54,690 annually. According to the survey findings, paralegal earnings are much higher than the earnings of an average American citizen. Recent paralegal salary data indicates that the earning figures might be on a rise at a greater rate.

Though traditionally, paralegal professionals offer much the same service as attorneys in the country, their salaries are lower than what is charged by the attorneys. However, according to the salary data, their salaries are still on the higher side, particularly, when you consider the fact that there is hardly any official requirement to become a paralegal professional. What this means is that, anyone can become a paralegal professional with some training. There is no real need for any college education. Having said that, the salary data also informs that those who have a bachelorís or associateís degree in paralegal studies and a certificate can earn more.

There are actually various factors that determine how much a person can earn in this profession. The salaries vary depending on training, education, experience and also on the geographic location. For example, those living in big metropolitan areas usually can make more money as compared to those living in smaller communities. Around 70% of these paralegal experts are employed by law firms. The type of firm and its size also determines the salary a person gets.

According to the paralegal salary data as published on, the highest salaries are paid not by private law firms, but by the government. A person can earn as much as $56,080 in a year from the Federal government, $42,170 per annum from local governments and $38,020 from the state governments. The average salary, on the other hand, offered by private law firms is $41,460.

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