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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
$31,990
25th Percentile Wage
$42,870
50th Percentile Wage
$54,900
75th Percentile Wage
$70,210
90th Percentile Wage
$84,750

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 $84,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $31,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,9002.33%8.82%
201553,620-0.17%-
201453,7103.28%-
201351,9503.64%-
201250,060--

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

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in nine 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 - privately owned industry with an annual salary $55,350. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry (annual salary $53,290). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$55,350
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$55,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$55,180
Educational Services - State government owned
$55,070
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$54,940
Educational Services
$54,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$53,610
Educational Services - Local government owned
$53,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$53,290

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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