Paralegals and Legal Assistants

4.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
85%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
12%
by 2030
WAGES
$52,920
or $25.44 hourly
VOLUME
332,720
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 85% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Paralegals and Legal Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 12% by 2030
'Paralegals and Legal Assistants' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Paralegals and Legal Assistants' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Paralegals and Legal Assistants' was $52,920, or $25.44 hourly
'Paralegals and Legal Assistants' are paid 26.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as paralegals and legal assistants?

As of 2020 there were 332,720 people employed as Paralegals and Legal Assistants within the United States.
This represents around 0.24% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 418 people are employed as Paralegals and Legal Assistants.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 23-2011.00

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