Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Rhode Island

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,710
25th Percentile Wage
$43,390
50th Percentile Wage
$51,460
75th Percentile Wage
$61,410
90th Percentile Wage
$72,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,710.

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
$51,460
-3.61% 18.85%
2016
$53,320
0.99% -
2015
$52,790
11.54% -
2014
$46,700
6.87% -
2013
$43,490
3.98% -
2012
$41,760
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Rhode Island cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Rhode Island ranges from $48,870 to $51,500. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Rhode Island is Providence-Fall River-Warwick with a median annual salary of $51,500. The lowest paying area is Norwich-New London with a median annual salary of $48,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Providence-Fall River-Warwick
$51,500
Norwich-New London
$48,870




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