Paralegal Schools In Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there are 32 accredited schools where paralegal classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of paralegal and paralegal training in Pennsylvania, which includes paralegal training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Keystone Technical Institute

    2301 Academy Dr, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112-1012

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  2. Community College of Allegheny County

    800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895

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  3. Bradford School in Pittsburgh

    125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

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  4. Central Penn College

    College Hill & Valley Rds, Summerdale, Pennsylvania 17093-0309

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  5. Consolidated School of Business in York

    1605 Clugston Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17404

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  6. Delaware County Community College

    901 S Media Line Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-1094

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  7. Everest Institute-Pittsburgh

    100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1320

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  8. Erie Business Center

    246 W Ninth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501

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  9. Gannon University

    109 W Sixth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541-0001

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  10. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

    1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999

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  11. Lackawanna College

    501 Vine St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-3206

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  12. Lansdale School of Business

    290 Wissahickon Avenue, North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454

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  13. Lehigh Carbon Community College

    4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598

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  14. Berks Technical Institute

    2205 Ridgewood Rd, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610-1168

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  15. Luzerne County Community College

    1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899

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  16. Manor College

    700 Fox Chase Rd, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046-3399

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  17. Mount Aloysius College

    7373 Admiral Peary Hwy, Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630-1999

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  18. Northampton County Area Community College

    3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599

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  19. Pace Institute

    606 Court St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601-3542

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  20. Peirce College

    1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4699

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  21. Community College of Philadelphia

    1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-3991

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  22. Prism Career Institute

    7900 W Chester Pke, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082-1917

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  23. Tri-State Business Institute

    5757 W 26th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16506-1013

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  24. Sanford-Brown Institute in Pittsburgh on Seventh

    421 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1907

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  25. Westmoreland County Community College

    145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-1895

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  26. Wilson College

    1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201-1285

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  27. Fortis Institute in Forty Fort

    166 Slocum Street, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania 18704-2936

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  28. Consolidated School of Business in Lancaster

    2124 Ambassador Cir, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

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  29. Pennsylvania College of Technology

    One College Ave, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799

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  30. Prism Career Institute in Philadelphia

    8040 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19152

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  31. McCann School of Business and Technology

    2650 Woodglen Road, Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901

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  32. Academy of Court Reporting and Technology

    235 4th Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Pennsylvania 20,060
National 476,640

Approximately 4% of the country's paralegals work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Pennsylvania

23,570 24,010 23,460 21,710 20,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is shrinking in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, 3,510 less paralegals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 15%. 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 Pennsylvania

$38,875 $39,990 $41,820 $45,050 $46,470
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The salaries paid to paralegals are growing in Pennsylvania. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $38,875 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,470 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$30,250
25th percentile
$36,545
50th percentile
$44,810
75th percentile
$54,880
90th percentile
$66,710

This represents a growth in salaries of 16%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 121% 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 Pennsylvania.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Court Reporter
$41,520
Criminal Justice
$47,129
Homeland Security
$44,857
Law
$60,055
Paralegal
$46,470

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
30
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
13
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The number of students graduating from the 32 accredited paralegal schools in Pennsylvania is decreasing. In 2006, 719 students graduated from paralegal courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 692 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania by 4%. A majority of these graduates, or 64%, graduated with a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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