Paralegal Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

There are 3 paralegal schools in Philadelphia for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the paralegal academic community in Philadelphia, and the future trends. Academia in paralegal includes paralegal training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Paralegal Employment

Philadelphia 10,560
Pennsylvania 20,060

Of the 20,060 paralegals employed in Pennsylvania, 10,560 work in Philadelphia. There has been a 11% decline in the number of paralegals in Philadelphia between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Philadelphia has increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Paralegal employment growth

23,570 24,010 23,460 21,710 20,060
11,890 11,180 11,620 11,120 10,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Paralegal VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$42,615 $44,655 $47,085 $50,360 $51,155
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

As the number of paralegals in Philadelphia has shrunk, salaries for paralegals have increased. In 2010 paralegals in Philadelphia reportedly earned an average salary of $51,155 per year. The average salary for paralegals in Philadelphia was $42,615 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Philadelphia.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Philadelphia

10th percentile
$35,060
25th percentile
$40,875
50th percentile
$49,400
75th percentile
$59,920
90th percentile
$72,205

Paralegals in Philadelphia make a median yearly salary of $49,400. The difference in pay between the paralegals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 106%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $35,060 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $72,205 per year.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Philadelphia

Court Reporter
$45,270
Homeland Security
$47,863
Paralegal
$51,155
Criminal Justice
$52,019
Law
$64,394

Paralegal salaries in Philadelphia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Paralegal schools in Philadelphia

3

Many of Philadelphia's paralegals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited paralegal schools in the city.

Paralegal Programs Offered In Philadelphia

associate
2
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total4

There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in paralegal offered by Philadelphia's paralegal schools.

Student Completed Paralegal Degrees In Philadelphia

associate
81
bachelor
54
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
24
Total159

Approximately 159 students completed paralegal courses in 2010.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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