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Law Schools
In San Diego, California

There are 11 law schools in San Diego for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in law in the city of San Diego, which encompasses law training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Law Employment

San Diego 17,490
California 245,260

Exactly 17,490 of the 245,260 law professionals employed in California, work in San Diego. The number of law professionals in San Diego has grown by 6% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for law professionals in San Diego has increased, overall employment in San Diego has also increased.

San Diego Vs. California Law employment growth

213,000 216,560 222,000 235,100 245,260
16,550 18,370 17,260 15,910 17,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Law VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$72,414 $72,669 $68,652 $79,688 $66,613
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

In San Diego, salaries for law professionals have decreased. In 2010 law professionals in San Diego reportedly earned an average salary of $66,613 per year. Law professionals in San Diego made a yearly average salary of $72,414, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of law professionals in San Diego is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in San Diego

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Law professionals in San Diego make a median yearly salary of $62,722. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 73%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $40,525 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $69,984 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in San Diego

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Forensic Science
Forensic Accounting
Public Administration

Law professional salaries in San Diego are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Law schools in San Diego


There are 11 accredited law schools in the city. Many of San Diego's law professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Law Programs Offered In San Diego


San Diego's law schools offer 28 law degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Law Degrees In San Diego


Approximately 1,453 students completed law courses in 2010.

Law Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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