Paralegal Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 15 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. The trends in Washington State'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. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598

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  2. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  3. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  4. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  5. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  6. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle

    12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98168-2610

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  7. ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley

    13518 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216-1589

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  8. Perry Technical Institute

    2011 W Washington Ave., Yakima, Washington 98903-1296

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  9. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  10. South Puget Sound Community College

    2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292

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  11. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  12. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

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  13. Everest College-Vancouver

    120 NE 136th Ave Ste 130, Vancouver, Washington 98684-6950

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  14. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

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  15. ITT Technical Institute-Everett

    1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220, Everett, Washington 98203

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Washington State 10,210
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Washington State

8,250 8,610 9,740 10,200 10,210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is growing in Washington State. 1,960 more paralegals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 24% in four years. 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 Washington State

$43,955 $44,315 $44,840 $46,140 $46,670
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In Washington State, as the number of paralegals is growing, the salaries earned by paralegals are increasing. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $43,955 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,670 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Washington State

10th percentile
$29,030
25th percentile
$34,910
50th percentile
$44,830
75th percentile
$56,305
90th percentile
$67,960

Thus, paralegals' salaries grew by 6% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Washington State state, within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid paralegals earn 134% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Washington State

Court Reporter
$69,780
Criminal Justice
$53,451
Homeland Security
$53,597
Law
$67,465
Paralegal
$46,670

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

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
14
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
8
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The number of students graduating from the 15 accredited paralegal schools in Washington State is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 274 graduates in 2006. And there were 233 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

This represents a 15% decrease in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. A majority of these graduates, or 64%, graduated with an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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