North Carolina Paralegal Salaries

A 2011 salary report released by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics found that there were 9,970 paralegals employed in North Carolina, the majority of which were found working in Charlotte, Gastonia, and Concord. The report indicated that the average statewide salary was $41,450 with those in the 90th percentile averaging nearly $20,000 more at $61,390. The highest paid throughout the state were reported to be employed in Raleigh where the top ten percent averaged $72,380, which was almost $31,000 higher than the statewide average.


Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Asheville NC
450
36970
Burlington NC
60
40230
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord NC-SC
1990
45250
Durham NC
660
42040
Fayetteville NC
210
36840
Goldsboro NC
70
29150
Greensboro-High Point NC
650
39650
Greenville NC
190
33110
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton NC
270
36020
Jacksonville NC
80
33160
Raleigh-Cary NC
1800
52430
Rocky Mount NC
80
30910
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
1610
42050
Wilmington NC
360
35850
Winston-Salem NC
960
37550
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
360
36410
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
440
30710
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
370
37850
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
340
33270

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