Paralegal Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

Paralegal faculty can choose to work at only one paralegal school in Grand Rapids. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of paralegal and paralegal education in Grand Rapids, which includes paralegal training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Paralegal Employment

Grand Rapids 1,340
Michigan 10,080

Of the 10,080 paralegals employed in Michigan, 1,340 work in Grand Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, in Grand Rapids, there has been a 23% growth in the number of paralegals. As the number of paralegals in Grand Rapids has increased, overall employment in Grand Rapids has also increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Paralegal employment growth

10,720 10,910 10,910 10,110 10,080
1,090 1,110 1,140 940 1,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Paralegal VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$45,765 $45,200 $49,100 $47,695 $49,020
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

Salaries for paralegals in Grand Rapids have increased. Grand Rapids paralegals made $49,020 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for paralegals in Grand Rapids was $45,765 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Grand Rapids.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Grand Rapids

10th percentile
$32,330
25th percentile
$38,875
50th percentile
$47,065
75th percentile
$60,470
90th percentile
$69,215

Grand Rapids paralegals earn a median yearly salary of $47,065. The 10% of paralegals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,330 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 114% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Grand Rapids

Paralegal
$49,020
Court Reporter
$49,440
Homeland Security
$50,030
Criminal Justice
$51,310
Law
$70,406

Grand Rapids paralegals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Paralegal schools in Grand Rapids

1

There is only one accredited paralegal school in the city. Many of Grand Rapids' paralegals are graduates of this school.

Paralegal Programs Offered In Grand Rapids

associate
1
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total3

There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in paralegal offered by Grand Rapids' paralegal schools.

Student Completed Paralegal Degrees In Grand Rapids

associate
9
bachelor
21
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
9
Total39

In 2010 approximately 39 students graduated from paralegal courses.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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