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For: Paralegals and Legal Assistants
SOC Code: 23-2011

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Occupational Description
Occupational TitleOccupational Description
Paralegals and Legal AssistantsAssist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.


2015 Occupational Wage Estimates
- Wages Aged to June 2016 -

For: Paralegals and Legal Assistants
AreaEntry WageMedian WageMedian Annual
Statewide$15.47  $22.00  $45,766.00  
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$13.24  $17.44  $36,278.00  
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area$15.20  $18.83  $39,178.00  
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$15.34  $18.01  $37,452.00  
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$14.32  $20.40  $42,416.00  
Akron MSA$15.89  $22.64  $47,104.00  
Canton-Massillon MSA$12.06  $21.44  $44,591.00  
Cincinnati MSA$16.42  $22.98  $47,798.00  
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor MSA$15.28  $23.05  $47,941.00  
Columbus MSA$17.13  $23.91  $49,718.00  
Dayton MSA$15.51  $19.31  $40,169.00  
Huntington MSA$16.05  $21.23  $44,172.00  
Lima MSA$11.92  $15.75  $32,744.00  
Mansfield MSA$12.84  $15.24  $31,702.00  
Springfield MSA$11.00  $16.86  $35,072.00  
Toledo MSA$14.94  $22.74  $47,298.00  
Weirton-Steubenville$13.59  $15.13  $31,467.00  
Wheeling MSA$15.02  $19.83  $41,262.00  
Youngstown MSA$12.73  $16.60  $34,521.00  
Southwest Ohio$16.61  $22.17  $46,123.00  
Northeast Ohio$14.99  $22.16  $46,108.00  
Central Ohio$16.62  $23.60  $49,090.00  
West Ohio$15.04  $19.19  $39,907.00  
Southeast Ohio$14.72  $18.49  $38,441.00  
Northwest Ohio$14.05  $20.24  $42,106.00  


Education Level Needed
For: Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  Associate degree  


Ohio Employment Projections
For: Paralegals and Legal Assistants
2014
Annual
Employment
2024
Projected
Employment
Change in
Employment
2014-2024
Percent
Change
2014-2024
Total
Annual
Openings
7,300  7,910  610  8.4%  221  


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