Paralegal Schools In Maryland

Maryland has 12 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. The trends in Maryland'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. Anne Arundel Community College

    101 College Pky, Arnold, Maryland 21012-1895

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  2. Baltimore City Community College

    2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215-7893

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  3. College of Southern Maryland

    8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, Maryland 20646-0910

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  4. Chesapeake College

    1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, Maryland 21679-0008

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  5. Frederick Community College

    7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Maryland 21702-2964

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  6. Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus

    18618 Crestwood Dr, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742

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  7. Hagerstown Community College

    11400 Robinwood Dr, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742-6514

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  8. Harford Community College

    401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, Maryland 21015-1698

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  9. Montgomery College

    51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Maryland 20850

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  10. Prince George's Community College

    301 Largo Rd, Largo, Maryland 20774-2199

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  11. Stevenson University

    1525 Greenspring Valley Rd, Stevenson, Maryland 21153-0641

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  12. The Community College of Baltimore County

    7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21237

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Maryland Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Maryland 9,200
National 476,640

Approximately 2% of the country's paralegals work in Maryland state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Maryland

9,810 9,190 9,270 8,870 9,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Paralegal is a shrinking field in Maryland. 610 less paralegals were working in Maryland in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 6%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of paralegals around the country. Nationally, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in Maryland

$44,510 $44,170 $45,110 $46,160 $46,165
$47,750 $50,212 $51,747 $52,671 $54,055
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Maryland, as the number of paralegals is declining, the salaries earned by paralegals are increasing. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $44,510 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,165 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Maryland

10th percentile
$29,645
25th percentile
$35,905
50th percentile
$44,900
75th percentile
$54,340
90th percentile
$64,470

Thus, paralegals' salaries grew by 4% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Maryland state, within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid paralegals earn 117% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Maryland

Court Reporter
$44,260
Criminal Justice
$47,718
Homeland Security
$50,810
Law
$66,572
Paralegal
$46,165

Paralegals in Maryland earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
10
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
10
Total21

As the number of paralegals is decreasing in Maryland state, the number of students graduating from the 12 accredited paralegal schools in Maryland state is decreasing. In Maryland, there were 288 graduates in 2006. And there were 246 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 15% percent decrease in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in Maryland. 48% of these graduates received a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Maryland

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