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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.

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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)

 

Salary and employment data from the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016.