Law Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

The city of Columbia has 5 schools where law faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of law and law education in Columbia, which includes 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

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Law Employment

Columbia 6,430
South Carolina 25,880

Exactly 6,430 of the 25,880 law professionals employed in South Carolina, work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 0% decline in the number of law professionals. As the employment for law professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Law employment growth

25,420 25,700 25,430 25,630 25,880
6,430 6,340 6,180 6,030 6,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Law VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$50,393 $52,360 $52,327 $58,566 $54,650
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

As the number of law professionals in Columbia has shrunk, salaries for law professionals have increased. In 2010 Columbia law professionals earned an average yearly salary of $54,650. The average salary for law professionals in Columbia was $50,393 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Columbia

10th percentile
$30,252
25th percentile
$38,203
50th percentile
$49,764
75th percentile
$66,331
90th percentile
$73,215

Law professionals in Columbia earn a median salary of $49,764 per year. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 142%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $30,252 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $73,215 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Columbia

Court Reporter
$35,850
Homeland Security
$38,150
Criminal Justice
$39,310
Paralegal
$44,720
Criminology
$48,310
Law
$54,650
Forensic Accounting
$58,625
Public Administration
$78,878

On average law professional salaries in Columbia are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Columbia

5

Many of Columbia's law professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited law schools in the city.

Law Programs Offered In Columbia

associate
2
bachelor
4
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total8

There are a total of 8 degree and certificate programs in law offered by Columbia's law schools.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Columbia

associate
13
bachelor
210
master
7
doctor
210
Certificate
0
Total440

Approximately 440 students graduated from law courses in 2010.

Law Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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