Iowa Paralegal Salaries

In 2011, there were a total of 1,570 paralegals working in Iowa. The statewide average salary among them was $41,710. Those in the 90th percentile averaged $18,800 more, earning $60,510 on average. The majority of paralegals were located in the Council Bluffs area where there was a total workforce of 740. Paralegals in the northwest Iowa metropolitan area were among the highest paid with those in the 90th percentile averaging $79,180, which was $37,470 more than the statewide average.


Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cedar Rapids IA
190
42640
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL
270
43930
Des Moines-West Des Moines IA
490
48950
Dubuque IA
40
40960
Iowa City IA
70
37010
Omaha-Council Bluffs NE-IA
740
43470
Sioux City IA-NE-SD
100
37830
Waterloo-Cedar Falls IA
60
37110
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
53970
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
40
46530
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
240
31060

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

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