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Paralegal Career Outlook and Salary Information

Although you can certainly find employment working as a legal assistant to a practicing lawyer, paralegals can also work on a freelance basis. Needless to say, there are many more risks to working freelance (because of the fine but important line between lawyers and paralegals), but it is possible. It may work better to freelance as a paralegal and Notary Public, which many paralegals choose to earn to supplement and facilitate their work as paralegals. Most paralegals find jobs with law firms, individual attorneys, governmental agencies or in the law departments of major businesses or corporations.

As a paralegal, your salary can vary according to your education, training, experience, employer and where you are located, although most paralegals make a good salary. According to the US Department of Labor, legal assistants and paralegals on average earned nearly $40,000, including bonuses. You may receive bonuses periodically depending on your performance on a certain case, which supplement your salary. Although the low end of paralegal salaries are less than $25,000, it is possible to earn more than $60,000. Paralegals working for the federal government generally have higher salaries than those in local or state government, although those with lawyers in private practice fall anywhere in between. All told, a career as a paralegal can be very lucrative, especially for a career which does not require you to earn a higher degree.


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