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Fast Facts for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, Napa and San Jose
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bakersfield, Redding and Stockton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, Santa Ana and San Diego

Salaries for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Stockton, San Francisco and San Jose

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More California Paralegal Training Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Sacramento
Associates
30,519
Walnut
Associates
29,446
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,260
Pasadena
Associates
27,165
Fullerton
Associates
24,073
Torrance
Associates
24,033
San Marcos
Associates
23,923
Fresno
Associates
22,925
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,002
Cupertino
Associates
21,716
Santa Rosa
Associates
21,217
San Francisco
Associates
21,189
Norwalk
Associates
20,979
Santa Clarita
Associates
19,966
Riverside
Associates
19,644
Chula Vista
Associates
18,727
Los Angeles
Associates
17,661
La Jolla
Masters
17,192
San Jacinto
Associates
15,497
San Diego
Associates
14,722
Los Angeles
Associates
14,606
Irvine
Associates
14,147
San Bernardino
Associates
12,720
Culver City
Bachelors
12,422
Santa Maria
Associates
12,012
Visalia
Associates
11,959
Victorville
Associates
11,789
Merced
Associates
10,750
Fountain Valley
Associates
10,706
Sylmar
Associates
10,436
San Luis Obispo
Associates
10,232
El Cajon
Associates
9,738
San Bruno
Bachelors
9,492
San Jose
Associates
9,092
San Diego
Doctorate
8,508
La Verne
Doctorate
8,369
Saratoga
Associates
8,263
Compton
Associates
7,492
Oxnard
Associates
7,115
Oakland
Associates
6,783
Los Angeles
Associates
6,655
Redwood City
Associates
6,513
Ridgecrest
Associates
5,136
Moraga
Doctorate
3,908
Los Angeles
Masters
1,489
Pleasant Hill
Doctorate
954
Lancaster
Masters
881
Downey
N/A
864
Sacramento
Associates
798
Alhambra
Bachelors
599
Ontario
Bachelors
488
Stockton
Doctorate
480
Riverside
Bachelors
462
Santa Rosa
Doctorate
457
Bakersfield
Bachelors
422
Orange
Associates
356
Ventura
Masters
344
Cerritos
Bachelors
277
Pasadena
N/A
192
Los Angeles
Doctorate
164
Anaheim
Associates
130
Anaheim
Masters
0
Moreno Valley
Associates
0
Canyon Country
Bachelors
0

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Paralegals And Legal Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Paralegals And Legal Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Paralegals And Legal Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield250 $54,360
ChicoN/A $42,030
El Centro80 $47,730
Fresno660 $53,040
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade1800 $55,700
Salinas140 $58,400
San Diego-Carlsbad2930 $64,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim13840 $53,190
Modesto200 $48,250
Napa70 $71,210
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura280 $83,370
Redding40 $59,260
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1770 $69,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward5200 $69,580
Stockton-Lodi240 $47,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara1780 $78,220
Vallejo-Fairfield60 $65,430
Visalia-Porterville200 $47,090
Yuba CityN/A $43,630
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande120 $44,350
Santa Cruz-Watsonville110 $48,750
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara260 $53,500
Santa Rosa180 $61,500

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