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Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,520
25th Percentile Wage
$43,420
50th Percentile Wage
$55,810
75th Percentile Wage
$71,360
90th Percentile Wage
$87,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of educational 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 $87,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $32,520.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,810
1.63% 10.30%
2016
$54,900
2.33% -
2015
$53,620
-0.17% -
2014
$53,710
3.28% -
2013
$51,950
3.64% -
2012
$50,060
- -

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

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in eleven industries in the educational services 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 educational services - state government owned industry with an annual salary $57,730. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $54,140). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - State government owned
$57,730
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$57,630
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$56,850
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$56,670
Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,120
Educational Services
$55,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$55,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$55,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$55,260
Educational Services - Privately owned
$54,650
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$54,140

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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