Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 352,800 people employed as paralegals and legal assistants in the United States. The median annual salary is $56,230. Entry level employees earn approximately $36,410 per year and senior employees earn approximately $88,640 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.