Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,280
25th Percentile Wage
$45,460
50th Percentile Wage
$57,430
75th Percentile Wage
$71,610
90th Percentile Wage
$85,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of retail 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 $85,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $37,280.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,430
5.57% -19.64%
2016
$54,230
-2.29% -
2015
$55,470
0.83% -
2014
$55,010
-8.73% -
2013
$59,810
-14.88% -
2012
$68,710
- -

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

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in five industries in the retail 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 nonstore retailers industry with an annual salary $58,520. The lowest paying industry is the electronics and appliance stores industry (annual salary $50,390). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonstore Retailers
$58,520
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$57,690
Direct Selling Establishments
$53,250
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$50,390
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$50,390

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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