Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants amongst Alaska areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,050
25th Percentile Wage
$51,200
50th Percentile Wage
$61,570
75th Percentile Wage
$73,180
90th Percentile Wage
$82,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,570
-0.84% 9.39%
2016
$62,090
2.38% -
2015
$60,610
1.88% -
2014
$59,470
0.82% -
2013
$58,980
5.41% -
2012
$55,790
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Alaska ranges from $59,860 to $62,430. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Alaska is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,430. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Anchorage (mean annual salary $62,160). The lowest paying area is Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$62,430
Anchorage
$62,160
Fairbanks
$61,010
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$59,860




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