Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants among Kentucky cities 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,030
25th Percentile Wage
$34,470
50th Percentile Wage
$43,810
75th Percentile Wage
$54,380
90th Percentile Wage
$68,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,030.

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
$43,810
-2.21% 11.48%
2016
$44,780
-0.94% -
2015
$45,200
4.03% -
2014
$43,380
3.07% -
2013
$42,050
7.78% -
2012
$38,780
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Kentucky ranges from $31,150 to $48,030. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Kentucky is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $48,030. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $47,750). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lexington-Fayette
$48,030
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$47,750
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$45,120
Louisville-Jefferson County
$43,830
Elizabethtown
$41,990
Evansville
$40,320
Bowling Green
$39,280
Owensboro
$38,860
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$36,310
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$31,150




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