Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,740
25th Percentile Wage
$55,050
50th Percentile Wage
$68,440
75th Percentile Wage
$82,290
90th Percentile Wage
$100,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $100,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $43,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,4402.47%10.29%
201566,7503.51%-
201464,4103.42%-
201362,2101.30%-
201261,400--

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

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in 18 industries in the manufacturing 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 pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry with an annual salary $74,320. The lowest paying industry is the tobacco manufacturing industry (annual salary $52,620). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$74,320
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$73,670
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$72,060
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$72,010
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$71,590
Chemical Manufacturing
$71,120
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$70,180
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$70,070
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$67,060
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$66,550
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$66,240
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$64,980
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$63,190
Machinery Manufacturing
$62,530
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,250
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$57,410
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$52,620
Tobacco Manufacturing
$52,620

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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