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Legal Support Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of legal support workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of legal support workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of legal support workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The legal support workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Legal Support Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legal support workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) legal support workers is $85,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,350. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 181% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of legal support workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Table 2. Legal Support Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of legal support workers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for legal support workers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $74,010. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $36,660).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing
Federal, State, and Local Government
Educational Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Wholesale Trade
Finance and Insurance
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Retail Trade

Table 3. Salaries of Legal Support Worker Related Occupations

The average annual salary of legal support worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Other Legal Support Workers
Court Reporters
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers


Highest paying industries for legal support workers.