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Fast Facts for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Panama City, West Palm Beach and Deltona
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Gainesville, Palm Bay and Fort Walton Beach
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Miami, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Naples, Miami and Tampa

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More Florida Paralegal Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Cocoa
Associate
14,496
Fort Lauderdale
Associate
31,730
Ocala
Associate
6,210
Casselberry
Associate
104
Fort Lauderdale
Bachelor
427
Gainesville
Bachelor
217
Miami
Bachelor
278
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Fort Myers
Bachelor
11,369
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Fort Myers
Doctorate
9,339
Key West
Associate
1,012
Hialeah
Bachelor
2,158
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Tampa
Associate
22,621
Naples
Masters
1,699
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
Dania Beach
Associate
100
Leesburg
Associate
3,904
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Miami
Bachelor
54,094
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
27,518
Lake Worth
Associate
22,881
New Port Richey
Associate
8,065
Pensacola
Associate
10,728
Gainesville
Associate
14,824
Sanford
Associate
12,745
Clearwater
Bachelor
25,450
Tallahassee
Associate
13,776
Pensacola
Doctorate
10,358
Orlando
Doctorate
48,398
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449
Orlando
Associate
32,870
Pensacola
Associate
243

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Paralegals And Legal Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. 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.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 1210 $45,800
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 460 $54,760
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 120 $46,870
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 420 $36,710
Gainesville 180 $46,220
Lakeland-Winter Haven 430 $41,750
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 10560 $49,910
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island 350 $49,230
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 830 $44,290
Ocala 140 $35,790
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 3320 $50,310
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 210 $44,930
Panama City 140 $41,870
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 530 $45,150
Port St. Lucie 340 $51,060
Punta Gorda 70 $45,280
Sebastian-Vero Beach 110 $43,060
Tallahassee 630 $45,300
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 4060 $49,650

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