Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare paralegals and legal assistant salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,190
25th Percentile Wage
$45,490
50th Percentile Wage
$62,960
75th Percentile Wage
$76,470
90th Percentile Wage
$90,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) paralegals and legal assistants is $90,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $35,190.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,960
-0.21% 8.93%
2016
$63,090
5.55% -
2015
$59,590
1.49% -
2014
$58,700
1.77% -
2013
$57,660
0.55% -
2012
$57,340
- -

Compare Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in ten industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for paralegals and legal assistant occupations is the heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $69,420. The lowest paying industry is the power and communication line and related structures construction industry (annual salary $50,430). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$69,420
Land Subdivision
$66,910
Nonresidential Building Construction
$65,030
Building Equipment Contractors
$63,080
Specialty Trade Contractors
$62,120
Construction of Buildings
$61,440
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$61,000
Residential Building Construction
$58,790
Utility System Construction
$51,140
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$50,430

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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