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Paralegal Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

In Chicago, there are 8 paralegal schools where paralegal faculty can find employment. The trends in Chicago's paralegal academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes paralegal training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Paralegal Employment

Chicago 17,320
Illinois 22,050

Exactly 17,320 of Illinois' 22,050 paralegals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of paralegals in Chicago has grown by 7%. As the employment for paralegals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Paralegal employment growth

21,330 23,430 23,170 22,330 22,050
16,130 17,670 17,170 16,920 17,320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Paralegal VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$45,750 $48,545 $50,445 $51,520 $49,790
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for paralegals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $49,790 per year was earned by paralegals in Chicago. Four years earlier in 2006, paralegals in Chicago made an average salary of $45,750 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Chicago

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Paralegals in Chicago earn a median salary of $48,375 per year. The difference in pay between the paralegals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 138%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $30,495 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $72,655 per year.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Chicago

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Court Reporter

On average paralegals in Chicago earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Chicago.

Educational Trends

Paralegal schools in Chicago


There are 8 accredited paralegal schools in the city. Many of Chicago's paralegals are graduates of one of these schools.

Paralegal Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 8 degree and certificate programs in paralegal offered by Chicago's paralegal schools.

Student Completed Paralegal Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 246 students graduated from paralegal courses.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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