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Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Arizona

Considering a career as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant in Arizona?

20.6% Jobs Projection
$46,520 Median Salary
760 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Arizona is growing faster than average.

  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Arizona earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

7,280 people worked as Paralegals and Legal Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,920 Paralegals and Legal Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,360 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Paralegals and Legal Assistants in AZ Employment Trend

The typical state has 4,060 Paralegals and Legal Assistants working in it, which means Arizona has more Paralegals and Legal Assistants than average.

Paralegals and Legal Assistants in AZ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Arizona

Jobs for Paralegals and Legal Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 20.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.6%.

Job Projections for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: Nation vs. AZ

Arizona Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 760 annual job openings, and 7,030 total jobs in 2026 for Paralegals and Legal Assistants in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 34,700 annual jobs and 327,400 total jobs in 2026.

In 2018 wages for Paralegals and Legal Assistants ranged from $25,870 to $73,800 with $46,520 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.44 to $35.48. The median hourly rate was $22.36.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.98 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.62.

The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Paralegals and Legal Assistants Earnings: AZ vs. National Average

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Paralegals and Legal Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,820 $48,020
Tucson, AZ 1,010 $38,330
Prescott, AZ 110 $40,020
Yuma, AZ 70 $49,990
Flagstaff, AZ 70 $48,090
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 40 $41,550

The table below shows the states where most Paralegals and Legal Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 33,390 $57,290
Florida 30,230 $47,550
New York 25,500 $54,400
Texas 24,290 $52,220
Illinois 13,540 $54,600
Pennsylvania 12,440 $49,710
North Carolina 10,160 $43,530
Virginia 9,960 $47,810
Ohio 9,150 $45,320
Georgia 9,140 $51,180
New Jersey 8,120 $55,770
Massachusetts 7,330 $56,660
Arizona 7,280 $46,520
Maryland 7,060 $53,530
Washington 6,220 $57,670
Michigan 6,110 $47,420
South Carolina 6,060 $41,850
District of Columbia 5,330 $80,030
Colorado 5,250 $56,710
Minnesota 4,890 $54,810

Below are the states where Paralegals and Legal Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $80,030
Connecticut $60,240
Alaska $58,170
Washington $57,670
California $57,290
Nevada $57,120
Colorado $56,710
Massachusetts $56,660
New Jersey $55,770
Minnesota $54,810

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