Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Iowa City, Iowa

The annual and hourly salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants in Iowa City, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of paralegals and legal assistants in Iowa City 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 Iowa City, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,350
25th Percentile Wage
$44,040
50th Percentile Wage
$54,030
75th Percentile Wage
$70,950
90th Percentile Wage
$78,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Iowa City, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $37,350.

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
$54,030
11.85% 35.52%
2016
$47,630
5.86% -
2015
$44,840
11.37% -
2014
$39,740
8.63% -
2013
$36,310
4.05% -
2012
$34,840
- -

Table 3. Compare Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Iowa City with Other Iowa Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $54,030 in Iowa City 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 Iowa City is 3.2 percent (3.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Des Moines-West Des Moines and 42.4 percent (42.4%) 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 Iowa City, Iowa.