The national average by the US Department of Labor is $48,000 and change plus benefits, which is really nice. Paralegal is a job that has not only employment benefits such as health insurance, 401ks, paid time off, vacation, sick days, et cetera. But a sizable salary and $48,000 plus change is a starting salary. Obviously that’s an average nationwide, so depending on your area it may vary. You can always go to a website called onet.org, pull up your location to see what starting salaries are in your geographic area.