Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Idaho

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of Idaho are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants among Idaho areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Idaho

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,500
25th Percentile Wage
$34,050
50th Percentile Wage
$41,140
75th Percentile Wage
$49,360
90th Percentile Wage
$61,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,500.

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
$41,140
-1.92% 9.14%
2016
$41,930
1.60% -
2015
$41,260
1.24% -
2014
$40,750
6.63% -
2013
$38,050
1.76% -
2012
$37,380
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Idaho Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Idaho cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Idaho ranges from $36,680 to $43,960. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Idaho is Coeur dAlene with a median annual salary of $43,960. The second highest paying city/area in Idaho State is Boise City-Nampa (mean annual salary $43,760). The lowest paying area is Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Coeur dAlene
$43,960
Boise City-Nampa
$43,760
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$40,360
Pocatello
$40,070
Idaho Falls
$38,770
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$36,680




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