Paralegal Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

In Columbia, there is only one paralegal school where paralegal faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of paralegal and paralegal education in Columbia, which includes paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Paralegal
  • Bachelors degree in Paralegal


Statistics

Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Paralegal Employment

Columbia 2,090
South Carolina 6,780

Of the 6,780 paralegals employed in South Carolina, 2,090 work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 3% growth in the number of paralegals. Overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Paralegal employment growth

7,000 7,660 7,320 7,110 6,780
2,030 2,060 1,940 2,000 2,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Paralegal VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$36,475 $37,015 $38,680 $41,770 $44,720
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

As the number of paralegals in Columbia has grown, salaries for paralegals have also increased. In 2010 Columbia paralegals earned an average yearly salary of $44,720. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for paralegals in Columbia was $36,475 per year. The growth in the salary of paralegals in Columbia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Columbia

10th percentile
$28,765
25th percentile
$35,005
50th percentile
$42,600
75th percentile
$51,015
90th percentile
$66,305

Paralegals make a median salary of $42,600 per year in Columbia. The difference in pay between the paralegals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 131%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,765 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $66,305 per year.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Columbia

Court Reporter
$35,850
Homeland Security
$38,150
Criminal Justice
$39,310
Paralegal
$44,720
Law
$54,650

On average paralegals in Columbia earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Columbia.

Educational Trends

Paralegal schools in Columbia

1

Many of Columbia's paralegals are graduates of the only accredited paralegal school in the city.

Paralegal Programs Offered In Columbia

associate
1
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total2

There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in paralegal offered by Columbia's paralegal schools.

Student Completed Paralegal Degrees In Columbia

associate
10
bachelor
14
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total24

In 2010 approximately 24 students graduated from paralegal courses.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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