Paralegal Schools In Massachusetts

There are 20 accredited paralegal schools in Massachusetts for faculty who teach paralegal classes to choose from. The trends in Massachusetts' 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. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  2. Atlantic Union College

    338 Main St, South Lancaster, Massachusetts 01561-1000

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  3. Bay Path College

    588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

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  4. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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  5. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  6. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  7. Fisher College

    118 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  8. Marian Court College

    35 Little's Point Rd, Swampscott, Massachusetts 01907

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  9. Massachusetts Bay Community College

    50 Oakland St, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481-5399

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  10. Middlesex Community College in Bedford

    Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124

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  11. Mount Wachusett Community College

    444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000

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  12. Newbury College-Brookline

    129 Fisher Ave, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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  13. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  14. Northern Essex Community College

    100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

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  15. College of Our Lady of the Elms

    291 Springfield St, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013

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  16. Quincy College

    24 Saville Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

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  17. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  18. The Salter School-Tewksbury Campus

    515 Woburn Street, Tewksbury, Massachusetts 01876

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  19. Mildred Elley

    505 East Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-5300

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  20. The Salter School-Malden Campus

    2 Florence St, Malden, Massachusetts 02148

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Massachusetts 12,790
National 476,640

Approximately 3% of the country's paralegals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Massachusetts

14,960 13,750 13,670 12,830 12,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is shrinking in Massachusetts. 2,170 less paralegals were working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 15% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for paralegals around the US. Nationally, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$46,205 $48,925 $50,325 $50,275 $49,190
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by paralegals is increasing in Massachusetts. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $46,205 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,190 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$30,910
25th percentile
$36,620
50th percentile
$46,590
75th percentile
$59,670
90th percentile
$73,555

Thus, there was a 6% growth in paralegals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 138% pay differential between the highest paid paralegals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of paralegal in Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Massachusetts

Court Reporter
$54,590
Criminal Justice
$41,639
Homeland Security
$44,072
Law
$68,569
Paralegal
$49,190

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
14
bachelor
5
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
14
Total33

The number of students graduating from the 20 accredited paralegal schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006 there were 284 paralegal graduates from paralegal courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 300 graduates.

This represents a 6% increase in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. Most of these graduates, or 42%, earned a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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