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Florida Paralegal Salaries

In 2011, there was a total workforce of 21,330 paralegals employed in Florida. The statewide average salary among them was $46,810, while those in the 90th percentile made an average of $68,630. A large majority of these paralegals, about 8,570, were noted to be working in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. In these areas, the top ten percent earned $71,290 on average. The highest paid, however, were employed in the Miami Beach and Kendall areas where they averaged $51,730, while the 90th percentile in this area earned $73,960 on average.


Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL
530
43460
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin FL
190
36180
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach FL
210
36620
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach FL Metropolitan Division
3080
45480
Gainesville FL
Estimate Not Released
38720
Jacksonville FL
1360
41310
Lakeland-Winter Haven FL
380
36440
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach FL
8570
49310
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL Metropolitan Division
3640
51730
Naples-Marco Island FL
170
45830
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota FL
690
39340
Ocala FL
280
37020
Orlando-Kissimmee FL
2040
47970
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL
330
40530
Panama City-Lynn Haven FL
140
38840
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL
390
40030
Port St. Lucie FL
280
43080
Punta Gorda FL
40
34960
Sebastian-Vero Beach FL
110
48630
Tallahassee FL
660
40270
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
2790
48920
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach FL Metropolitan Division
1850
50940
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
60
36500
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
38840
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
190
32920

Salary and employment data has been compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2010.