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
$43,030
25th Percentile Wage
$54,960
50th Percentile Wage
$69,510
75th Percentile Wage
$83,850
90th Percentile Wage
$101,590

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 $101,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $43,030.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,510
1.54% 11.67%
2016
$68,440
2.47% -
2015
$66,750
3.51% -
2014
$64,410
3.42% -
2013
$62,210
1.30% -
2012
$61,400
- -

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

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in 26 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 $76,660. 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
$76,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$75,890
Chemical Manufacturing
$74,460
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$73,090
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$72,880
Chemical Manufacturing
$72,620
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$72,290
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$71,790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$71,770
Chemical Manufacturing
$69,800
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$69,610
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$67,860
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$67,850
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$66,850
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$66,700
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$66,240
Machinery Manufacturing
$64,120
Food Manufacturing
$62,960
Machinery Manufacturing
$62,640
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$62,250
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$60,200
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$57,420
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$57,410
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$57,120
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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