Paralegal Schools In Montana

Montana has 2 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the paralegal academic community in Montana, and the future trends in paralegal training at the following levels:

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


  1. University of Great Falls

    1301 Twentieth St S, Great Falls, Montana 59405-4996

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. The University of Montana

    Missoula, Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Montana 1,810
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Montana state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Montana

1,280 1,580 1,620 1,830 1,810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is growing in Montana. In Montana, 530 more paralegals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of paralegal has grown by 41% in Montana. This growth 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 Montana

$28,945 $30,805 $32,400 $33,885 $33,715
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Montana, as the number of paralegals is growing, the salaries earned by paralegals are increasing. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $28,945 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $33,715 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Montana

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Thus, paralegals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 87% 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 Montana.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Montana

Court Reporter
Criminal Justice
Homeland Security

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of paralegals is increasing in Montana state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited paralegal schools in Montana state is decreasing. In Montana, there were 25 graduates in 2006. And there were 18 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

This represents a 28% decrease in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in Montana state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Montana

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