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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
$36,780
25th Percentile Wage
$44,330
50th Percentile Wage
$55,750
75th Percentile Wage
$69,210
90th Percentile Wage
$79,000

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 $79,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $36,780.

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 accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,750
3.43% 15.35%
2016
$53,840
-0.39% -
2015
$54,050
4.81% -
2014
$51,450
2.35% -
2013
$50,240
6.07% -
2012
$47,190
- -

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 three industries in the accommodation and food 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 casino hotels industry with an annual salary $55,030. The lowest paying industry is the traveler accommodation industry (annual salary $54,600). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Casino Hotels
$55,030
Accommodation
$54,600
Traveler Accommodation
$54,600

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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