Law Schools
In Washington DC

In Washington, there are 10 law schools where law faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the law academic community in Washington, 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

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Law Employment

Washington DC 74,460
Washington DC 40,830

Of the 40,830 law professionals employed in Washington DC, 74,460 work in Washington. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of law professionals in Washington has shrunk by 2%. As the employment for law professionals in Washington has decreased, overall employment in Washington has increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Law employment growth

44,900 51,010 50,380 41,770 40,830
75,840 77,060 76,940 76,000 74,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Law VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$65,520 $64,264 $71,612 $69,654 $70,861
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

In Washington, salaries for law professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $70,861 per year was earned by law professionals in Washington. Four years earlier in 2006, law professionals in Washington made an average salary of $65,520 per year. The growth in the salary of law professionals in Washington is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Washington DC

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Law professionals in Washington make a median yearly salary of $68,188. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 107%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $42,627 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $88,119 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Washington DC

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

Washington law professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Washington DC


There are 10 accredited law schools in the city. Many of Washington's law professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Law Programs Offered In Washington DC


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

Student Completed Law Degrees In Washington DC


In 2010 approximately 3,013 students graduated from law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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