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Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa

The annual and hourly salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of paralegals and legal assistants in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,170
25th Percentile Wage
$37,740
50th Percentile Wage
$45,780
75th Percentile Wage
$55,910
90th Percentile Wage
$74,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $32,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,780
4.24% 12.15%
2016
$43,840
0.09% -
2015
$43,800
3.70% -
2014
$42,180
5.93% -
2013
$39,680
-1.36% -
2012
$40,220
- -

Table 3. Compare Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with Other Iowa Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $45,780 in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island is in the middle of salary range for paralegals and legal assistants in state of Iowa. In comparison, the annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island is 18.0 percent (18.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Des Moines-West Des Moines and 32.0 percent (32.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Waterloo-Cedar Falls.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$55,830
Cedar Rapids
$55,770
Iowa City
$54,030
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$45,780
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$40,310
Ames
$38,590
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$38,190
Dubuque
$33,360
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$33,210
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$31,160
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$31,120



See also: Top paying jobs in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa.