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 among Alaska cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,810
25th Percentile Wage
$52,060
50th Percentile Wage
$62,090
75th Percentile Wage
$75,670
90th Percentile Wage
$109,640

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 $109,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.06
25th Percentile Wage
$25.03
50th Percentile Wage
$29.85
75th Percentile Wage
$36.38
90th Percentile Wage
$52.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $52.71. The median hourly salary is $29.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.06.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,0902.38%10.15%
201560,6101.88%-
201459,4700.82%-
201358,9805.41%-
201255,790--

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 $56,250 to $62,780. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $62,780. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $61,330). The lowest paying area is Fairbanks with a median annual salary of $56,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$62,780
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$61,330
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$60,880
Fairbanks
$56,250



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