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Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in the Industry of Office Administrative Services

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.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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 of Office Administrative Services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,180
1.66% 9.59%
2016
$59,180
2.89% -
2015
$57,470
1.76% -
2014
$56,460
4.41% -
2013
$53,970
-0.82% -
2012
$54,410
- -

Table 3. Compare Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

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
$66,480
Office Administrative Services
$60,180
Employment Services
$53,780
Administrative and Support Services
$53,690
Temporary Help Services
$53,390
Telephone Call Centers
$51,980
Business Support Services
$41,040

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