Paralegal Schools In Oregon

There are 9 accredited paralegal schools in Oregon for faculty who teach paralegal classes to choose from. The trends in Oregon'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


Schools

  1. Abdill Career College Inc

    843 E Main Ste 203, Medford, Oregon 97504-7137

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  2. Sumner College

    8909 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 100, Portland, Oregon 97219

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  3. ITT Technical Institute-Portland

    9500 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97220

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  4. Portland Community College

    12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132

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  5. Treasure Valley Community College

    650 College Blvd, Ontario, Oregon 97914

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  6. Umpqua Community College

    1140 College Rd., Roseburg, Oregon 97470-0226

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  7. Everest College-Portland

    425 SW Washington, Portland, Oregon 97204-2296

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  8. Heald College-LLC-Portland

    6035 NE 78th Ct, Portland, Oregon 97218-2852

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Oregon 5,700
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Oregon state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Oregon

6,060 6,370 6,010 6,150 5,700
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Paralegal is a shrinking field in Oregon. In 2010 there were 360 less paralegals working in Oregon than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 6%. This decline 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 Oregon

$40,440 $41,610 $43,995 $45,205 $46,185
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of paralegals is declining, the salaries paid to paralegals are increasing in Oregon. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $40,440 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,185 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Oregon

10th percentile
$28,190
25th percentile
$33,980
50th percentile
$42,510
75th percentile
$55,695
90th percentile
$66,820

Thus, there was a 12% growth in paralegals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid paralegals earning 137% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Oregon state.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Oregon

Court Reporter
$81,950
Criminal Justice
$49,060
Homeland Security
$45,250
Law
$61,755
Paralegal
$46,185

In Oregon, paralegals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
7
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total11

As the number of paralegals is decreasing in Oregon state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited paralegal schools in Oregon state is decreasing. In 2006, 129 students graduated from paralegal courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 116 students graduated.

This represents a 10% decrease in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. Most of these graduates, or 64%, earned an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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