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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of legal support workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
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|| |