Law Schools
In New York City, New York

The city of New York City has 11 schools where law faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in law in the city of New York City, 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

New York City Vs. New York Law Employment

New York City 91,290
New York 196,580

Exactly 91,290 of New York's 196,580 law professionals work in New York City. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of law professionals in New York City has shrunk by 10%. As the number of law professionals in New York City has decreased, overall employment in New York City has increased.

New York City Vs. New York Law employment growth

144,880 206,800 210,860 204,490 196,580
101,680 106,200 148,130 102,930 91,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New York
  • Dark Yellow: New York City

Law VS. All professions salaries in New York City

$72,373 $75,765 $77,774 $81,062 $79,802
$50,840 $52,790 $54,850 $56,250 $57,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in New York City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in New York City

As the number of law professionals in New York City has shrunk, salaries for law professionals have increased. New York City law professionals made $79,802 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for law professionals in New York City was $72,373 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in New York City.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in New York City

10th percentile
$47,047
25th percentile
$58,200
50th percentile
$76,293
75th percentile
$85,418
90th percentile
$93,179

Law professionals make a median salary of $76,293 per year in New York City. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 98%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $47,047 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $93,179 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in New York City

Homeland Security
$45,960
Criminal Justice
$55,605
Paralegal
$55,955
Law
$79,802
Criminology
$80,600
Forensic Accounting
$81,095
Public Administration
$115,508

Law professional salaries in New York City are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Law schools in New York City

11

Many of New York City's law professionals are graduates of one of the 11 accredited law schools in the city.

Law Programs Offered In New York City

associate
7
bachelor
6
master
12
doctor
8
Certificate
4
Total37

There are a total of 37 degree and certificate programs in law offered by New York City's law schools.

Student Completed Law Degrees In New York City

associate
379
bachelor
1,040
master
1,141
doctor
1,741
Certificate
137
Total4,438

In 2010 approximately 4,438 students completed law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in New York City, New York

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