Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,060
25th Percentile Wage
$41,020
50th Percentile Wage
$59,200
75th Percentile Wage
$76,010
90th Percentile Wage
$93,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $93,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $30,060.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,200-1.13%-2.11%
201559,870-3.26%-
201461,820-1.81%-
201362,9403.96%-
201260,450--

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

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in nine industries in the wholesale trade 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 grocery and related product merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $69,680. The lowest paying industry is the household appliances and electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $35,070). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$69,680
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$68,540
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$64,730
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$64,530
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$63,180
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$60,930
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$60,930
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$55,490
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$35,070

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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