Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,640
25th Percentile Wage
$37,440
50th Percentile Wage
$49,700
75th Percentile Wage
$62,810
90th Percentile Wage
$81,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,640.

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
$49,700
-1.43% 5.37%
2016
$50,410
1.77% -
2015
$49,520
0.91% -
2014
$49,070
4.63% -
2013
$46,800
-0.49% -
2012
$47,030
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Virginia ranges from $29,770 to $51,150. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $51,150. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $49,680). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$51,150
Richmond
$49,680
Harrisonburg
$43,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$43,410
Lynchburg
$41,970
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$41,080
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$38,860
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$38,250
Roanoke
$36,780
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$35,460
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$34,770
Danville
$30,770
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$29,770




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