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Legal Support Worker Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of legal support workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare legal support worker salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Legal Support Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,400
25th Percentile Wage
$36,750
50th Percentile Wage
$48,030
75th Percentile Wage
$61,960
90th Percentile Wage
$79,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legal support workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) legal support workers is $79,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid legal support workers is $29,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legal support workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,030
2.12% 7.54%
2016
$47,010
1.72% -
2015
$46,200
1.30% -
2014
$45,600
1.29% -
2013
$45,010
1.33% -
2012
$44,410
- -

Compare Legal Support Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of legal support workers in 13 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for legal support worker occupations is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry with an annual salary $71,570. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $44,670). For detailed legal support worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$71,570
Testing Laboratories
$68,050
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$66,110
Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,950
Engineering Services
$63,330
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$61,080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$59,200
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$54,820
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$53,840
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,030
Legal Services
$47,860
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$44,670

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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