Law Schools
In Rapid City, South Dakota

In Rapid City, there are 2 law schools where law faculty can find employment. The trends in Rapid City's law academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes law training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law


Professional Trends

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Law Employment

Rapid City 820
South Dakota 5,250

Exactly 820 of the 5,250 law professionals employed in South Dakota, work in Rapid City. Between 2006 and 2010, in Rapid City, there has been a 128% growth in the number of law professionals. As the employment for law professionals in Rapid City has increased, overall employment in Rapid City has also increased.

Rapid City Vs. South Dakota Law employment growth

4,450 4,540 4,980 5,280 5,250
360 730 480 650 820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Dakota
  • Dark Yellow: Rapid City

Law VS. All professions salaries in Rapid City

$42,012 $43,730 $44,990 $45,583 $48,400
$30,510 $31,700 $33,000 $33,650 $34,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Rapid City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Rapid City

As the number of law professionals in Rapid City has grown, salaries for law professionals have also increased. In 2010 Rapid City law professionals earned an average yearly salary of $48,400. Four years earlier in 2006, law professionals in Rapid City made an average salary of $42,012 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Rapid City.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Rapid City

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Law professionals in Rapid City earn a median salary of $45,992 per year. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 119%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,227 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $68,530 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Rapid City

Criminal Justice
Homeland Security
Forensic Accounting
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Law schools in Rapid City


Many of Rapid City's law professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited law schools in the city.

Law Programs Offered In Rapid City


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in law offered by Rapid City's law schools.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Rapid City


Approximately 27 students graduated from law courses in 2010.

Law Faculty Salaries in Rapid City, South Dakota

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