Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Paralegals and Legal Assistants (23-2011)

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. Excludes Legal Secretaries (43-6012).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 530 472 -10.94 17 36 47
United States 325700 364800 0.0 11500 25000 40400
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 27.22 15.82 19.54 25.44 32.25 40.94
Alaska 28.27 17.20 21.83 27.83 32.67 40.35
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 27.94 16.33 19.82 27.66 32.29 41.30
Fairbanks North Star Borough 28.45 20.74 22.82 28.42 33.13 38.31
Balance of State 29.50 21.68 25.27 28.50 32.69 39.00

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.