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Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of paralegals and legal assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,840
25th Percentile Wage
$33,610
50th Percentile Wage
$39,440
75th Percentile Wage
$51,170
90th Percentile Wage
$63,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $29,840.

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
$39,440
-8.44% -8.70%
2016
$42,770
-4.21% -
2015
$44,570
-1.41% -
2014
$45,200
6.13% -
2013
$42,430
-1.04% -
2012
$42,870
- -

Table 3. Compare Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $39,440 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for paralegals and legal assistants in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 38.8 percent (38.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 23.5 percent (23.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$64,410
Pittsburgh
$55,640
Philadelphia
$55,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$54,560
Erie
$53,100
Reading
$51,190
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$48,840
York-Hanover
$44,310
Lebanon
$42,880
Lancaster
$42,180
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$39,440
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,140
State College
$36,140
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,710
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,830
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$34,030
Altoona
$32,590
Williamsport
$32,250
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$30,320
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,180



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