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Indiana Paralegal Salaries

Indiana’s positive economic outlook bodes well for the state’s corporate paralegals. The Indiana BusinessReview described how the upcoming year should be positive for the state’s economy. The automotive industry continues its recovery from the Great Recession, and buoyed by the pharmaceutical industry, Indiana’s chemical industry is making notable gains towards becoming the major industry in the state.

These factors contribute to strong job growth projections from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, which expects the number of jobs for paralegals to increase by 14.1% between 2014 and 2024. This rate exceeds the national job growth projections for paralegals by almost two-fold.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Indiana’s paralegals earned an average salary of $45,560 ($21.70 hourly) as of 2016. Experienced professionals in the top 10% earned $70,090 ($33.70) on average.

Salaries for Paralegals Throughout Indiana

Location greatly affects the salaries of Indiana’s paralegals, especially those with experience. Legal support professionals in the Indianapolis area and South Bend-Mishawaka earned well above the state’s average.

*Accredited online paralegal and legal studies programs put an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree well within reach:

The Indiana BusinessReview noted the massive amount of growth in health services in the South Bend area will surely benefit paralegals with expertise in health law and malpractice.

Bloomington:

  • Average – $39,020 ($18.76 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $50,710 ($24.38 hourly)

Columbus:

  • Average – $46,980 ($22.59 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $57,860 ($27.82 hourly)

Elkhart-Goshen:

  • Average – $38,430 ($18.48 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $53,290 ($25.62 hourly)

Evansville:

  • Average – $46,060 ($22.15 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $66,930 ($32.18 hourly)

Fort Wayne:

  • Average – $42,900 ($20.62 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $59,480 ($28.60 hourly)

Gary:

  • Average – $40,670 ($19.55 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $58,040 ($27.90 hourly)

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson:

  • Average – $50,400 ($24.23 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $74,720 ($35.92 hourly)

Kokomo:

  • Average – $39,500 ($18.99 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $47,980 ($23.07 hourly)

Lafayette-West Lafayette:

  • Average – $40,020 ($19.24 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $55,560 ($26.71 hourly)

Muncie:

  • Average – $34,710 ($16.69 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $48,030 ($23.09 hourly)

South Bend-Mishawaka:

  • Average – $47,310 ($22.74 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $71,490 ($34.37 hourly)

Terre Haute:

  • Average – $31,410 ($15.10 hourly)
  • Top 10% – $38,360 ($18.44 hourly)

 

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bloomington IN
Estimate Not Released
37550
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
1220
48370
Columbus IN
50
35770
Elkhart-Goshen IN
160
28400
Evansville IN-KY
240
33580
Fort Wayne IN
290
38790
Gary IN Metropolitan Division
380
31940
Indianapolis-Carmel IN
1690
45720
Lafayette IN
Estimate Not Released
47280
Louisville-Jefferson County KY-IN
1410
43390
Muncie IN
40
37310
South Bend-Mishawaka IN-MI
130
37180
Terre Haute IN
Estimate Not Released
39550
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area
100
31620
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area
50
30120
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area
80
34720

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