Paralegal Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 15 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. The trends in Alabama's paralegal academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in paralegal includes paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Associates degree in Paralegal
  • Bachelors degree in Paralegal


Schools

  1. Community College of the Air Force

    100 S Turner Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36114-0011

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  2. South University-Montgomery

    5355 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36116-1120

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  3. Enterprise State Community College

    600 Plaza Drive, Enterprise, Alabama 36330-1300

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  4. James H Faulkner State Community College

    1900 US Hwy 31 S, Bay Minette, Alabama 36507-2698

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  5. Gadsden State Community College

    1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, Alabama 35903

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  6. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    801 Main St NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000

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  7. John C Calhoun State Community College

    6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, Alabama 35671

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  8. Shelton State Community College

    9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522

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  9. Bevill State Community College

    1411 Indiana Avenue, Jasper, Alabama 35501

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  10. ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer

    6270 Park South Drive, Bessemer, Alabama 35022

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  11. Virginia College-Birmingham

    488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

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  12. Virginia College-Huntsville

    2800 Bob Wallace Ave, Huntsville, Alabama 35805-9945

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  13. Virginia College-Mobile

    3725 Airport Blvd, Suite 165, Mobile, Alabama 36608

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  14. ITT Technical Institute-Mobile

    3100 Cottage Hill Rd Bldg 3, Mobile, Alabama 36606

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  15. ITT Technical Institute in Madison, AL

    9238 Madison Blvd, Ste 500, Madison, Alabama 35758

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Alabama 5,770
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Alabama

6,500 6,890 6,500 6,080 5,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is shrinking in Alabama. 730 less paralegals were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 11% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for paralegals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of paralegals working around the nation.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$36,860 $36,700 $37,775 $39,400 $40,075
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
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As the number of paralegals is declining, the salaries paid to paralegals are increasing in Alabama. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $36,860 per year, and in 2010 they made $40,075 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Alabama

10th percentile
$24,385
25th percentile
$30,480
50th percentile
$40,090
75th percentile
$48,480
90th percentile
$55,510

Thus, there was a 8% growth in paralegals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid paralegals earning 128% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Alabama state.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Alabama

Court Reporter
$39,670
Criminal Justice
$40,720
Homeland Security
$37,177
Law
$55,442
Paralegal
$40,075

In Alabama, paralegals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama

associate
14
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
4
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As the number of paralegals is decreasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited paralegal schools in Alabama state is increasing. In Alabama, there were 198 graduates in 2006. And there were 208 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 5%. A majority of these graduates, or 74%, graduated with a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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