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Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,270
25th Percentile Wage
$41,600
50th Percentile Wage
$53,840
75th Percentile Wage
$66,330
90th Percentile Wage
$76,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of accommodation and food 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 $76,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $35,270.

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 accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,840-0.39%12.35%
201554,0504.81%-
201451,4502.35%-
201350,2406.07%-
201247,190--

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

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in two industries in the accommodation and food services sector are shown below. For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Accommodation
$53,870
Traveler Accommodation
$53,870

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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