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 metropolitan 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,560
25th Percentile Wage
$35,080
50th Percentile Wage
$44,870
75th Percentile Wage
$60,250
90th Percentile Wage
$74,220

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 $74,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,560.

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
$44,870
8.38% 18.41%
2016
$41,110
0.85% -
2015
$40,760
3.36% -
2014
$39,390
3.48% -
2013
$38,020
3.71% -
2012
$36,610
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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 $25,680 to $54,730. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Indiana is Indianapolis-Carmel with a median annual salary of $54,730. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Fort Wayne (mean annual salary $41,510). The lowest paying area is Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Indianapolis-Carmel
$54,730
Fort Wayne
$41,510
Gary
$40,480
Terre Haute
$40,050
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$39,560
Kokomo
$39,260
Lafayette
$38,110
Elkhart-Goshen
$37,210
Bloomington
$36,790
Muncie
$35,700
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$33,390
Columbus
$33,270
Anderson
$32,490
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$25,680




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