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