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Paralegal Schools In Washington DC

Washington DC has 2 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. The trends in Washington DC's paralegal academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in paralegal includes paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Masters degree in Paralegal


  1. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Georgetown University

    37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057

    22 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Washington DC 12,010
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Washington DC.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Washington DC

13,860 13,970 12,980 13,150 12,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is shrinking in Washington DC. There were 1,850 less paralegals working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 13% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for paralegals around the US. Nationally, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$55,855 $58,780 $61,300 $63,015 $63,245
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington DC, as the number of paralegals is declining, the salaries earned by paralegals are increasing. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $55,855 per year, and in 2010 they made $63,245 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Washington DC

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This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid paralegals earning 129% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington DC state.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Washington DC

Criminal Justice
Homeland Security

In Washington DC, paralegals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC


67% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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