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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
$30,350
25th Percentile Wage
$37,820
50th Percentile Wage
$49,560
75th Percentile Wage
$64,380
90th Percentile Wage
$85,360

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
201649,5601.78%5.47%
201548,6801.13%-
201448,1301.64%-
201347,3401.04%-
201246,850--

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
Mining
$74,010
Utilities
$68,910
Manufacturing
$68,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,920
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,680
Information
$61,230
Construction
$59,640
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,970
Educational Services
$55,530
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$55,100
Wholesale Trade
$54,020
Finance and Insurance
$52,810
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,560
Accommodation and Food Services
$51,070
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,230
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$48,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,140
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,010
Retail Trade
$36,660

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
$54,650
Court Reporters
$51,320
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers
$49,780
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$49,500
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
$45,800


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