Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants among Indiana 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,990
25th Percentile Wage
$33,830
50th Percentile Wage
$41,110
75th Percentile Wage
$54,460
90th Percentile Wage
$70,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.46
25th Percentile Wage
$16.26
50th Percentile Wage
$19.76
75th Percentile Wage
$26.18
90th Percentile Wage
$33.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.70. The median hourly salary is $19.76. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.46.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,1100.85%10.95%
201540,7603.36%-
201439,3903.48%-
201338,0203.71%-
201236,610--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Indiana ranges from $27,460 to $49,010. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Indiana is Indianapolis-Carmel with a median annual salary of $49,010. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Fort Wayne (mean annual salary $39,660). The lowest paying area is Terre Haute with a median annual salary of $27,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Indianapolis-Carmel
$49,010
Fort Wayne
$39,660
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$39,560
Kokomo
$39,260
Bloomington
$38,380
Lafayette
$38,110
Gary
$37,570
Columbus
$35,980
Elkhart-Goshen
$35,860
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$32,370
Muncie
$30,710
Terre Haute
$27,460


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