Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,600
25th Percentile Wage
$41,030
50th Percentile Wage
$49,930
75th Percentile Wage
$61,360
90th Percentile Wage
$79,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,600.

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
$49,930
2.22% 5.75%
2016
$48,820
-2.38% -
2015
$49,980
-4.86% -
2014
$52,410
2.00% -
2013
$51,360
8.37% -
2012
$47,060
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Georgia ranges from $25,340 to $51,520. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $51,520. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Savannah (mean annual salary $48,570). The lowest paying area is Dalton with a median annual salary of $25,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$51,520
Savannah
$48,570
Macon
$48,130
Gainesville
$45,260
Columbus
$44,660
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$43,560
Albany
$42,850
Brunswick
$42,390
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$41,040
Athens-Clarke County
$40,360
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$39,580
Warner Robins
$39,540
Rome
$38,210
Valdosta
$38,200
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$38,150
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$35,770
Dalton
$25,340




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