Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Maine

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,440
25th Percentile Wage
$40,310
50th Percentile Wage
$47,410
75th Percentile Wage
$57,010
90th Percentile Wage
$64,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,440.

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
$47,410
4.01% 0.25%
2016
$45,510
2.44% -
2015
$44,400
2.93% -
2014
$43,100
-2.32% -
2013
$44,100
-7.23% -
2012
$47,290
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Maine ranges from $40,510 to $50,600. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Maine is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford with a median annual salary of $50,600. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $47,410). The lowest paying area is Bangor with a median annual salary of $40,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$50,600
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$47,410
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$45,500
Lewiston-Auburn
$44,570
Bangor
$40,510




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