Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,940
25th Percentile Wage
$51,990
50th Percentile Wage
$67,630
75th Percentile Wage
$82,970
90th Percentile Wage
$100,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of information. 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 $100,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $40,940.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,6301.61%1.35%
201566,540-2.13%-
201467,9601.50%-
201366,9400.33%-
201266,720--

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

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in eleven industries in the information 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 software publishers industry with an annual salary $75,490. The lowest paying industry is the radio and television broadcasting industry (annual salary $53,110). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$75,490
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$70,570
Other Information Services
$69,750
Other Information Services
$69,750
Telecommunications
$67,580
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$65,470
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$65,470
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$65,260
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$59,120
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$57,550
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$53,110

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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