Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants among Arkansas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,050
25th Percentile Wage
$29,820
50th Percentile Wage
$37,050
75th Percentile Wage
$48,750
90th Percentile Wage
$62,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,050.

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
$37,050
1.40% 3.62%
2016
$36,530
0.96% -
2015
$36,180
-2.93% -
2014
$37,240
0.70% -
2013
$36,980
3.43% -
2012
$35,710
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Arkansas ranges from $27,400 to $43,940. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $43,940. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Jonesboro (mean annual salary $41,760). The lowest paying area is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$43,940
Jonesboro
$41,760
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$34,540
Hot Springs
$34,430
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$31,930
Pine Bluff
$31,190
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$29,830
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$27,400




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