Vermont’s paralegals are always leading the charge, ensuring that the legal services industry remains cost-effective and efficient. From UVM Medical Center Dermatology in Burlington to Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow to National Life Group in Montpelier, Vermont’s top industries of healthcare, tourism, and insurance are alive and well and among some of the biggest employers of paralegals.
Whether you’re an aspiring paralegal or an established one who’s looking to advance in the field, you’ll find your share of opportunities in Vermont.
Paralegal Job Market Trends in Vermont
As of May 2020, the average paralegal salary in Vermont was $52,050, or $25.02 per hour, while the top 10% here — those who boast extensive experience, particularly in one more areas of law, such as estate law, consumer law, immigration law, or corporate law — earned about $72,160, or $34.69 per hour.
Average Paralegal Salary in Burlington-South Burlington
Vermont’s Burlington-South Burlington metro area reported an average salary of $54,910, or $26.40 per hour as of May 2020 – which is nearly $3,000 more than the state average during this time. The top 10% here earned about $76,650, or $36.85 per hour during this time.
The Greater Burlington region serves as the industrial, tourist, and financial center of Vermont, largely supported by strong manufacturing and electronics industries and an always-healthy tourism industry. Some of the largest employers in the metro area include the IBM Corporation, Fletcher Allen Health Care, the University of Vermont, and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc.
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.