Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Oklahoma

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,820
25th Percentile Wage
$34,860
50th Percentile Wage
$46,270
75th Percentile Wage
$58,690
90th Percentile Wage
$71,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,820.

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
$46,270
12.17% 16.01%
2016
$40,640
1.82% -
2015
$39,900
0.08% -
2014
$39,870
3.49% -
2013
$38,480
-0.99% -
2012
$38,860
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Oklahoma ranges from $29,790 to $51,440. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Oklahoma is Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,440. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Tulsa (mean annual salary $50,720). The lowest paying area is Fort Smith with a median annual salary of $29,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$51,440
Tulsa
$50,720
Oklahoma City
$47,660
Lawton
$46,810
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$41,480
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$33,910
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$31,510
Fort Smith
$29,790




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