Law Schools
In Seattle, Washington

The city of Seattle has 5 schools where law faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the law academic community in Seattle, 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

Seattle Vs. Washington Law Employment

Seattle 18,510
Washington 40,610

Exactly 18,510 of Washington State's 40,610 law professionals work in Seattle. There has been a 12% decline in the number of law professionals in Seattle between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for law professionals in Seattle has decreased, overall employment in Seattle has increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Law employment growth

33,310 42,950 38,850 39,120 40,610
21,120 21,850 19,480 18,960 18,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Law VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$62,233 $57,871 $66,603 $66,999 $66,349
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

As the number of law professionals in Seattle has shrunk, salaries for law professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $66,349 per year was earned by law professionals in Seattle. The average salary for law professionals in Seattle was $62,233 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Seattle.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Seattle

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Law professionals in Seattle earn a median salary of $63,142 per year. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 85%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $43,362 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $80,308 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Seattle

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Forensic Science
Forensic Accounting
Court Reporter
Public Administration

On average law professional salaries in Seattle are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Seattle


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

Law Programs Offered In Seattle


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

Student Completed Law Degrees In Seattle


In 2010 approximately 792 students graduated from law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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