Law Schools
In Salem, Oregon

There are 2 law schools in Salem for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the law academic community in Salem, and the future trends. Academia in law includes law training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Salem Vs. Oregon Law Employment

Salem 2,500
Oregon 22,030

Of the 22,030 law professionals employed in Oregon, 2,500 work in Salem. Between 2006 and 2010, in Salem, there has been a 18% decline in the number of law professionals. As the number of law professionals in Salem has decreased, overall employment in Salem has increased.

Salem Vs. Oregon Law employment growth

21,300 21,170 21,620 21,970 22,030
3,060 2,110 2,500 2,240 2,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Salem

Law VS. All professions salaries in Salem

$54,218 $56,222 $60,863 $62,036 $63,277
$35,520 $36,670 $37,690 $39,140 $40,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Salem
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Salem

As the number of law professionals in Salem has shrunk, salaries for law professionals have increased. In 2010 law professionals in Salem reportedly earned an average salary of $63,277 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for law professionals in Salem was $54,218 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Salem.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Salem

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Salem law professionals earn a median yearly salary of $61,287. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 67%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $43,931 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $73,336 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Salem

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Forensic Accounting
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Law schools in Salem


There are 2 accredited law schools in the city. Many of Salem's law professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Law Programs Offered In Salem


Salem's law schools offer 5 law degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Salem


In 2010 approximately 189 students completed law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in Salem, Oregon

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