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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Cedar Rapids|| |
|Iowa City|| |
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island|| |
|Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Waterloo-Cedar Falls|| |