Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Arizona
Considering a career as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant in Arizona?
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.
How Many Paralegals and Legal Assistants Work in Arizona?
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.
The typical state has 4,060 Paralegals and Legal Assistants working in it, which means Arizona has more Paralegals and Legal Assistants than average.
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%.
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.
What do Paralegals and Legal Assistants Make in Arizona?
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.
Top Arizona Metros for Paralegals and Legal Assistants
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Paralegals and Legal Assistants.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ||40||$41,550|
Top States for Paralegals and Legal Assistants Employment
The table below shows the states where most Paralegals and Legal Assistants work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||5,330||$80,030|
Below are the states where Paralegals and Legal Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$80,030|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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