Rhode Island’s paralegals enjoy opportunities throughout the state, whether they’re with law firms, corporate law teams, or the government.
- Law firms – Bottaro Law Firm, McEntee & McEntee Law Offices, and Marasco & Nesselbush
- Government – Municipal governments; courts: supreme, superior, district, family, workers’ compensation, and traffic tribunals
- Company legal teams – CVS Health in Woonsocket, Textron in Providence, and United Natural Foods in Providence
It’s an exciting time to be a paralegal here, whether you’re new to the profession or working your way up the professional ladder.
Paralegal Job Market Trends in Rhode Island
As of May 2020, the average paralegal salary in Rhode Island was $55,050, which is just slightly below the national average of $56,510 for this profession. Once you’ve gained considerable experience, particularly in one or more law specialties like bankruptcy, family law, or commercial litigation, you’ll likely enjoy a salary that resembles the top 10% of paralegals in the state, which was $82,110 as of May 2020.
Average Paralegal Salary in the Providence-Warwick Metro Area
The Providence-Warwick metro area reported an average paralegal salary of $54,260, or $26.09 per hour, as of May 2020. The highest earners here (top 10%) earned about $81,130, or $39.00 per hour, during this time.
May 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics salary, growth, and job market trends for paralegals and legal assistants. Figures represent state data, not school specific information. Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed December 2021.