Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants among Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,930
25th Percentile Wage
$42,750
50th Percentile Wage
$55,850
75th Percentile Wage
$72,640
90th Percentile Wage
$88,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,930.

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
$55,850
11.62% 16.96%
2016
$49,360
-1.44% -
2015
$50,070
1.74% -
2014
$49,200
-2.68% -
2013
$50,520
8.19% -
2012
$46,380
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Colorado ranges from $39,070 to $60,130. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $60,130. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $59,440). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$60,130
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$59,440
Greeley
$56,300
Colorado Springs
$51,020
Fort Collins-Loveland
$50,970
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$49,700
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$49,570
Pueblo
$47,680
Grand Junction
$46,340
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$44,230
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$39,070




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