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Life As a Legal Support Worker

Job Description & Duties All legal support workers not listed separately.

  • Patent Searcher
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Law Examiner
  • Brief Writer
  • Law Researcher

There were about 50,900 jobs for Legal Support Worker in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 3.7% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,900 new jobs for Legal Support Worker by 2026. The BLS estimates 4,400 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Legal Support Worker are Nevada, North Dakota, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, Kansas, or Delaware. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Legal Support Workers make between $33,200 and $134,700 a year.


Legal Support Workers who work in Virginia, Alaska, or Massachusetts, make the highest salaries.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $54,730
Alaska $78,630
Arizona $58,220
Arkansas $46,450
California $56,420
Colorado $66,030
Connecticut $70,200
Delaware $56,140
District of Columbia $74,330
Florida $65,520
Georgia $64,760
Hawaii $61,100
Idaho $53,920
Illinois $61,910
Indiana $54,000
Iowa $47,310
Kansas $51,540
Kentucky $58,320
Louisiana $51,380
Maine $51,360
Maryland $78,850
Massachusetts $80,420
Minnesota $60,930
Mississippi $54,620
Missouri $49,020
Montana $62,510
Nebraska $52,010
Nevada $64,540
New Hampshire $70,970
New Jersey $71,920
New Mexico $49,310
New York $62,760
North Carolina $65,160
North Dakota $41,130
Ohio $56,370
Oklahoma $49,890
Oregon $66,650
Pennsylvania $78,140
Rhode Island $72,060
South Carolina $70,930
South Dakota $39,960
Tennessee $62,330
Texas $63,140
Utah $57,000
Vermont $67,970
Virginia $114,390
Washington $68,360
West Virginia $56,560
Wisconsin $52,630
Wyoming $33,880

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