Law Schools
In Durham, North Carolina

Law faculty can choose to work at one of 3 law schools in Durham. The trends in Durham's law academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, 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

Durham Vs. North Carolina Law Employment

Durham 2,630
North Carolina 50,260

Of the 50,260 law professionals employed in North Carolina, 2,630 work in Durham. The number of law professionals in Durham has shrunk by 6% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of law professionals in Durham has decreased, overall employment in Durham has increased.

Durham Vs. North Carolina Law employment growth

47,950 47,850 49,740 50,680 50,260
2,800 2,860 2,830 2,730 2,630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Durham

Law VS. All professions salaries in Durham

$44,204 $47,610 $51,880 $50,437 $49,510
$45,170 $46,540 $48,830 $50,480 $53,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Durham
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Durham

In Durham, salaries for law professionals have increased. Durham law professionals made $49,510 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for law professionals in Durham was $44,204 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of law professionals in Durham is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Durham

10th percentile
$31,917
25th percentile
$37,479
50th percentile
$44,900
75th percentile
$57,989
90th percentile
$51,777

Law professionals in Durham make a median yearly salary of $44,900. The 10% of law professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,917 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $51,777 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Durham

Paralegal
$38,705
Criminal Justice
$38,965
Homeland Security
$39,070
Law
$49,510
Criminology
$55,420
Forensic Accounting
$69,260
Public Administration
$143,520

Law professional salaries in Durham are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Durham

3

There are 3 accredited law schools in the city. Many of Durham's law professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Law Programs Offered In Durham

associate
2
bachelor
1
master
1
doctor
2
Certificate
2
Total8

Durham's law schools offer 8 law degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Durham

associate
15
bachelor
80
master
8
doctor
479
Certificate
65
Total647

In 2010 approximately 647 students completed law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in Durham, North Carolina

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