Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Nevada

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,110
25th Percentile Wage
$45,410
50th Percentile Wage
$54,340
75th Percentile Wage
$63,230
90th Percentile Wage
$75,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Nevada in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.32
25th Percentile Wage
$21.83
50th Percentile Wage
$26.12
75th Percentile Wage
$30.40
90th Percentile Wage
$36.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Nevada in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.13. The median hourly salary is $26.12. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.32.

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
201654,3407.47%6.86%
201550,2806.36%-
201447,080-2.70%-
201348,350-4.67%-
201250,610--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Nevada cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Nevada ranges from $38,830 to $57,570. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Nevada is Carson City with a median annual salary of $57,570. The second highest paying city/area in Nevada State is Las Vegas-Paradise (mean annual salary $54,680). The lowest paying area is Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Carson City
$57,570
Las Vegas-Paradise
$54,680
Reno-Sparks
$51,650
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area
$38,830


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