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Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare paralegals and legal assistant salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,410
25th Percentile Wage
$42,860
50th Percentile Wage
$52,430
75th Percentile Wage
$66,610
90th Percentile Wage
$83,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $83,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paralegals and legal assistants is $35,410.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,4300.84%-1.87%
201551,990-2.71%-
201453,400-0.19%-
201353,5000.17%-
201253,410--

Compare Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of paralegals and legal assistants in six industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 labor unions and similar labor organizations industry with an annual salary $64,420. The lowest paying industry is the civic and social organizations industry (annual salary $30,390). For detailed paralegals and legal assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$64,420
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$63,090
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$54,510
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$52,100
Social Advocacy Organizations
$47,350
Civic and Social Organizations
$30,390

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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