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
$42,260
25th Percentile Wage
$54,080
50th Percentile Wage
$69,150
75th Percentile Wage
$84,090
90th Percentile Wage
$100,270

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 $100,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $42,260.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,150
2.20% 3.51%
2016
$67,630
1.61% -
2015
$66,540
-2.13% -
2014
$67,960
1.50% -
2013
$66,940
0.33% -
2012
$66,720
- -

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

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in 17 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 $76,800. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $52,530). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$76,800
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$73,310
Other Information Services
$72,500
Other Information Services
$72,500
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$72,140
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$69,700
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$68,760
Telecommunications
$68,250
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$67,170
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$66,920
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$66,920
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$65,260
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$63,170
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$61,690
Television Broadcasting
$57,600
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$56,900
Newspaper Publishers
$52,530

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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