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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 information 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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
$30,900
25th Percentile Wage
$35,450
50th Percentile Wage
$42,770
75th Percentile Wage
$50,020
90th Percentile Wage
$60,810

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 $60,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $30,900.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.86
25th Percentile Wage
$17.04
50th Percentile Wage
$20.56
75th Percentile Wage
$24.05
90th Percentile Wage
$29.24

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.24. The median hourly salary is $20.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.86.

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
201642,770-4.21%-0.23%
201544,570-1.41%-
201445,2006.13%-
201342,430-1.04%-
201242,870--

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 $42,770 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 28.0 percent (28.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 31.0 percent (31.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$59,400
Pittsburgh
$58,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$54,340
Philadelphia
$53,240
Reading
$47,880
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$46,440
Erie
$45,740
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$42,770
Lancaster
$40,520
State College
$40,470
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,140
York-Hanover
$37,420
Williamsport
$35,200
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$34,400
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,250
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$33,800
Altoona
$32,590
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,500

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