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Law Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In Philadelphia, there are 14 law schools where law faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the law academic community in Philadelphia, and the future trends. Academia in law includes law training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Law Employment

Philadelphia 37,530
Pennsylvania 82,610

Exactly 37,530 of the 82,610 law professionals employed in Pennsylvania, work in Philadelphia. The number of law professionals in Philadelphia has grown by 1% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for law professionals in Philadelphia has increased, overall employment in Philadelphia has also increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Law employment growth

79,530 81,720 83,560 84,250 82,610
37,310 36,700 36,170 38,260 37,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Law VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$62,263 $59,329 $65,773 $66,118 $64,394
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

As the number of law professionals in Philadelphia has grown, salaries for law professionals have also increased. In 2010 Philadelphia law professionals earned an average yearly salary of $64,394. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for law professionals in Philadelphia was $62,263 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Philadelphia.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Philadelphia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Philadelphia law professionals earn a median yearly salary of $61,380. The 10% of law professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $41,861 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 92% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

Court Reporter
Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Forensic Accounting
Public Administration

On average law professionals in Philadelphia earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Philadelphia.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Philadelphia


There are 14 accredited law schools in the city. Many of Philadelphia's law professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Law Programs Offered In Philadelphia


There are a total of 30 degree and certificate programs in law offered by Philadelphia's law schools.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Philadelphia


In 2010 approximately 1,543 students graduated from law courses.

Law Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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