The Paralegal Profession

Paralegals and Legal Assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.

Quick Facts about Paralegals and Legal Assistants

2012 Median Pay
$46,990 per year
$22.59 per hour
Entry-Level Education
Associate’s Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation
None
On-the-job Training
None
Number of Jobs, 2012
277,000
Job Outlook, 2012-22
17% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22
46,200