The salary statistics and trend of paralegals and legal assistants in the industry of office administrative services are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare paralegals and legal assistant salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$35,910|
|25th Percentile Wage||$47,510|
|50th Percentile Wage||$60,180|
|75th Percentile Wage||$76,380|
|90th Percentile Wage||$96,330|
Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the industry of office administrative 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) paralegals and legal assistants is $96,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paralegals and legal assistants is $35,910.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants in the industry of Office Administrative Services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in seven industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of paralegals and legal assistants in a specific industry, use the links in the table.
|Industry||Median Annual Salary|
|Investigation and Security Services|| |
|Office Administrative Services|| |
|Employment Services|| |
|Administrative and Support Services|| |
|Temporary Help Services|| |
|Telephone Call Centers|| |
|Business Support Services|| |