Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Ohio

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,820
25th Percentile Wage
$34,870
50th Percentile Wage
$44,810
75th Percentile Wage
$57,830
90th Percentile Wage
$73,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.86
25th Percentile Wage
$16.76
50th Percentile Wage
$21.54
75th Percentile Wage
$27.80
90th Percentile Wage
$35.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.11. The median hourly salary is $21.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.86.

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
201644,8103.04%6.25%
201543,4501.24%-
201442,9103.12%-
201341,570-1.06%-
201242,010--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Ohio ranges from $31,040 to $48,680. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Ohio is Columbus with a median annual salary of $48,680. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor (mean annual salary $46,940). The lowest paying area is Mansfield with a median annual salary of $31,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbus
$48,680
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$46,940
Cincinnati-Middletown
$46,800
Toledo
$46,310
Akron
$46,120
Canton-Massillon
$43,660
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$41,530
Dayton
$39,330
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$38,360
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$36,670
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$35,520
Mansfield
$31,040



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