Law Schools
In San Francisco, California

There are 5 law schools in San Francisco for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the law academic community in San Francisco, and the future trends. Academia in law 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


Professional Trends

San Francisco Vs. California Law Employment

San Francisco 16,690
California 245,260

Of the 245,260 law professionals employed in California, 16,690 work in San Francisco. There has been a 2% decline in the number of law professionals in San Francisco between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in San Francisco has increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Law employment growth

213,000 216,560 222,000 235,100 245,260
16,980 17,180 16,820 21,480 16,690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Law VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$93,153 $86,700 $92,770 $91,460 $85,082
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

Salaries for law professionals in San Francisco have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $85,082 per year was earned by law professionals in San Francisco. Law professionals in San Francisco made a yearly average salary of $93,153, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of law professionals in San Francisco is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in San Francisco

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90th percentile

San Francisco law professionals earn a median yearly salary of $81,856. The 10% of law professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $50,912 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 72% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in San Francisco

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Forensic Accounting
Public Administration

Law professional salaries in San Francisco are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Law schools in San Francisco


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

Law Programs Offered In San Francisco


There are a total of 13 degree and certificate programs in law offered by San Francisco's law schools.

Student Completed Law Degrees In San Francisco


In 2010 approximately 750 students graduated from law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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