Paralegal Career Opportunities

Industries Hiring Paralegal Graduates

EKU’s paralegal programs not only provide you with critical skills to help you excel, but also provide excellent job placement assistance. More than 90% of EKU paralegal graduates are employed or attending graduate or law school within six months of graduation.

Paralegals find employment in:

  • Law offices and firms
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Corporate in-house counsel offices
  • State and local government/courthouses
  • Banks
  • Insurance agencies
  • Social and human services assistants
  • Local bar associations

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Paralegal Career Information

National

Median Annual Salary
$52,920/year
10% growth increase thru 2029
Associate degree typically required for entry-level positions, a bachelor’s degree is often preferred

Local

Median Annual Salary
$31,217/year
Highest paying cities for Paralegals in Kentucky:
Lexington, KY
$56,997
Louisville, KY
$48,565
Frankfort, KY
$43,920
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

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