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Paralegal Schools
In Des Moines, Iowa

There is only one paralegal school in Des Moines for faculty to choose from. The trends in Des Moines' paralegal academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes paralegal training at the paralegal bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Paralegal Employment

Des Moines 870
Iowa 2,870

Of the 2,870 paralegals employed in Iowa, 870 work in Des Moines. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of paralegals in Des Moines has shrunk by 29%. As the employment for paralegals in Des Moines has decreased, overall employment in Des Moines has increased.

Des Moines Vs. Iowa Paralegal employment growth

3,820 3,540 3,280 3,070 2,870
1,230 1,080 1,000 1,010 870
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Des Moines

Paralegal VS. All professions salaries in Des Moines

$40,135 $42,930 $42,615 $43,730 $45,290
$38,230 $39,530 $40,840 $42,120 $43,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal in Des Moines
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Des Moines

Salaries for paralegals in Des Moines have increased. In 2010 paralegals in Des Moines reportedly earned an average salary of $45,290 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for paralegals in Des Moines was $40,135 per year. The growth in the salary of paralegals in Des Moines is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Des Moines

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Paralegals in Des Moines earn a median salary of $45,475 per year. The 10% of paralegals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,050 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 85% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Des Moines

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Court Reporter

Paralegal salaries in Des Moines are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Paralegal schools in Des Moines


Many of Des Moines' paralegals are graduates of the only accredited paralegal school in the city.

Paralegal Programs Offered In Des Moines


Des Moines' paralegal school offers one paralegal degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Paralegal Degrees In Des Moines


Approximately 2 students completed paralegal courses in 2010.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Des Moines, Iowa

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