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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants



Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. Excludes “Legal Secretaries” (43-6012).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Minnesota 6,080426$31.45/hr$18.94/hr$24.04/hr$30.53/hr$39.15/hr$46.95/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing100$46.93/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$40.88/hr
Information20$39.15/hr
Financial Activities250$38.84/hr
Professional and Business Services4,840$29.74/hr
Education and Health Services30$38.71/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services30$30.72/hr
Public Administration760$30.56/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$23.31/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 60$29.59/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 80$23.55/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$29.41/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$24.51/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$25.58/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$24.09/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 130$24.77/hr9.0%
St Cloud MN MSA 150$28.11/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 190$29.70/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 200$24.54/hr14.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 240$23.93/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 270$29.70/hr11.5%
Northwest Balance of State 270$24.07/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 310$24.25/hr10.6%
Northwest Minnesota 320$24.07/hr9.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,790$30.88/hr10.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,980$30.80/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,080$30.53/hr10.6%




  • Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
  • File pleadings with court clerk.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.