Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,510
25th Percentile Wage
$33,360
50th Percentile Wage
$43,740
75th Percentile Wage
$51,570
90th Percentile Wage
$62,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,510.

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
$43,740
-5.05% 14.86%
2016
$45,950
9.34% -
2015
$41,660
1.51% -
2014
$41,030
1.34% -
2013
$40,480
8.00% -
2012
$37,240
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Mississippi ranges from $32,090 to $47,940. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Mississippi is Jackson with a median annual salary of $47,940. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Hattiesburg (mean annual salary $45,540). The lowest paying area is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jackson
$47,940
Hattiesburg
$45,540
Gulfport-Biloxi
$45,510
Pascagoula
$40,080
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$40,030
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$38,270
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$35,410
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$32,090




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