Paralegal Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 11 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in paralegal in the state of West Virginia, which encompasses paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Associates degree in Paralegal


Schools

  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. West Virginia Business College-Wheeling

    1052 Main St, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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  3. West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown

    148 Willey St, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505

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  4. West Virginia Northern Community College

    1704 Market St., Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-3699

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  5. Pierpont Community and Technical College

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

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  6. Mountwest Community and Technical College

    1 John Marshall Way, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  7. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

    103 Cole Complex, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  8. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

    400 West Stephen Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

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  9. New River Community and Technical College

    221 George Street, Suite 2, Beckley, West Virginia 25801

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  10. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

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  11. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Huntington

    5183 US Route 60 Building 1 Ste40, Huntington, West Virginia 25705

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Statistics

Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Paralegal Employment

West Virginia 3,710
National 476,640

Approximately 1% of the country's paralegals work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In West Virginia

3,630 3,640 3,620 4,010 3,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, paralegal is a growing field. In West Virginia, 80 more paralegals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of paralegal has grown by 2% in West Virginia. This growth is slower 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 West Virginia

$31,860 $33,220 $33,390 $34,145 $35,510
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by paralegals is increasing in West Virginia. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $31,860 per year, and in 2010 they made $35,510 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in West Virginia

10th percentile
$24,625
25th percentile
$27,765
50th percentile
$32,750
75th percentile
$39,220
90th percentile
$52,150

Thus, there was a 10% growth in paralegals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 112% 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 West Virginia.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in West Virginia

Court Reporter
$48,620
Criminal Justice
$33,093
Homeland Security
$38,430
Law
$47,576
Paralegal
$35,510

Paralegals in West Virginia earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia

associate
11
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total13

The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited paralegal schools in West Virginia is increasing. In West Virginia, there were 70 graduates in 2006. And there were 114 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

This represents a 63% increase in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in West Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 85%, graduated with an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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