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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing|| |
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing|| |
|Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing|| |
|Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Transportation Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing|| |
|Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing|| |
|Miscellaneous Manufacturing|| |
|Communications Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing|| |
|Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing|| |
|Machinery Manufacturing|| |
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing|| |
|Basic Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing|| |
|Tobacco Manufacturing|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .