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Law Schools
In Des Moines, Iowa

The city of Des Moines has 3 schools where law faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in law in the city of Des Moines, which encompasses law training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Law Employment

Des Moines 3,830
Iowa 13,840

Exactly 3,830 of Iowa's 13,840 law professionals work in Des Moines. Between 2006 and 2010, in Des Moines, there has been a 1% growth in the number of law professionals. As the employment for law professionals in Des Moines has increased, overall employment in Des Moines has also increased.

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Law employment growth

14,230 13,910 13,540 13,450 13,840
3,790 3,790 3,720 3,950 3,830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Des Moines

Law VS. All professions salaries in Des Moines

$57,814 $56,187 $57,522 $61,175 $62,658
$38,230 $39,530 $40,840 $42,120 $43,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Des Moines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Des Moines

As the number of law professionals in Des Moines has grown, salaries for law professionals have also increased. In 2010 Des Moines law professionals earned an average yearly salary of $62,658. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for law professionals in Des Moines was $57,814 per year. The growth in the salary of law professionals in Des Moines is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Des Moines

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Law professionals in Des Moines earn a median salary of $59,578 per year. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 72%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $39,597 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $68,090 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Des Moines

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Court Reporter
Forensic Accounting
Public Administration

On average law professionals in Des Moines earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Des Moines.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Des Moines


Many of Des Moines' law professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited law schools in the city.

Law Programs Offered In Des Moines


Des Moines' law schools offer 6 law degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Des Moines


In 2010 approximately 211 students completed law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in Des Moines, Iowa

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