Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in New Hampshire

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of New Hampshire are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants amongst New Hampshire 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in New Hampshire

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,500
25th Percentile Wage
$40,690
50th Percentile Wage
$48,440
75th Percentile Wage
$59,190
90th Percentile Wage
$70,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in New Hampshire in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.07
25th Percentile Wage
$19.55
50th Percentile Wage
$23.29
75th Percentile Wage
$28.46
90th Percentile Wage
$33.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paralegals and legal assistants in New Hampshire in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.95. The median hourly salary is $23.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.07.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,4400.02%11.54%
201548,4306.50%-
201445,2802.14%-
201344,3103.29%-
201242,850--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some New Hampshire cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of New Hampshire ranges from $36,180 to $56,110. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in New Hampshire is Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford with a median annual salary of $56,110. The second highest paying city/area in New Hampshire State is Portsmouth (mean annual salary $55,890). The lowest paying area is Rochester-Dover with a median annual salary of $36,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford
$56,110
Portsmouth
$55,890
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
$52,530
Nashua
$49,970
Manchester
$49,210
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
$47,950
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
$44,030
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury
$42,970
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem
$40,160
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
$37,160
Rochester-Dover
$36,180


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