Law Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

Law faculty can choose to work at one of 9 law schools in Boston. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in law in the city of Boston, which encompasses law training at the following levels:

  • Law Certificate
  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law
  • PhD degree in Law


Statistics

Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Law Employment

Boston 31,260
Massachusetts 49,560

Exactly 31,260 of Massachusetts' 49,560 law professionals work in Boston. There has been a 5% growth in the number of law professionals in Boston between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for law professionals in Boston has increased, overall employment in Boston has also increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Law employment growth

50,440 51,960 48,690 48,560 49,560
29,680 29,070 29,540 30,540 31,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Law VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$65,429 $70,061 $71,657 $68,970 $74,581
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

Salaries for law professionals in Boston have increased. Boston law professionals made $74,581 per year, on average, in 2010. Law professionals in Boston made a yearly average salary of $65,429, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of law professionals in Boston is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Boston

10th percentile
$45,696
25th percentile
$55,906
50th percentile
$69,388
75th percentile
$81,479
90th percentile
$95,463

Law professionals in Boston earn a median salary of $69,388 per year. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 109%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $45,696 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $95,463 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Boston

Homeland Security
$47,090
Criminal Justice
$51,022
Paralegal
$51,615
Court Reporter
$61,610
Criminology
$71,195
Law
$74,581
Forensic Accounting
$76,135
Public Administration
$119,270

Boston law professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Boston

9

Many of Boston's law professionals are graduates of one of the 9 accredited law schools in the city.

Law Programs Offered In Boston

associate
6
bachelor
5
master
11
doctor
4
Certificate
3
Total29

Boston's law schools offer 29 law degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Boston

associate
85
bachelor
339
master
456
doctor
1,053
Certificate
23
Total1,956

Approximately 1,956 students graduated from law courses in 2010.

Law Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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