Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,120
25th Percentile Wage
$34,350
50th Percentile Wage
$43,400
75th Percentile Wage
$57,210
90th Percentile Wage
$69,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,120.

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
$43,400
0.97% 4.03%
2016
$42,980
-1.56% -
2015
$43,650
7.08% -
2014
$40,560
4.14% -
2013
$38,880
-7.12% -
2012
$41,650
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Nebraska ranges from $35,780 to $69,190. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Nebraska is Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,190. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Omaha-Council Bluffs (mean annual salary $45,620). The lowest paying area is Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$69,190
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$45,620
Lincoln
$43,410
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$41,070
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$37,750
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$35,780




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