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Paralegal Schools
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In Pittsburgh, there are 5 paralegal schools where paralegal faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of paralegal and paralegal education in Pittsburgh, which includes paralegal training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Paralegal Employment

Pittsburgh 3,810
Pennsylvania 20,060

Exactly 3,810 of Pennsylvania's 20,060 paralegals work in Pittsburgh. Between 2006 and 2010, in Pittsburgh, there has been a 17% decline in the number of paralegals. As the employment for paralegals in Pittsburgh has decreased, overall employment in Pittsburgh has increased.

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Paralegal employment growth

23,570 24,010 23,460 21,710 20,060
4,610 5,260 4,700 4,200 3,810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Pittsburgh

Paralegal VS. All professions salaries in Pittsburgh

$37,570 $37,010 $37,980 $42,250 $44,205
$36,700 $38,190 $40,030 $41,450 $42,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal in Pittsburgh
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Pittsburgh

As the number of paralegals in Pittsburgh has shrunk, salaries for paralegals have increased. Pittsburgh paralegals made $44,205 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for paralegals in Pittsburgh was $37,570 per year. The growth in the salary of paralegals in Pittsburgh is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Pittsburgh

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Paralegals in Pittsburgh make a median yearly salary of $43,960. The difference in pay between the paralegals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 122%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $27,980 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $61,985 per year.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Pittsburgh

Court Reporter
Homeland Security
Criminal Justice

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

Educational Trends

Paralegal schools in Pittsburgh


Many of Pittsburgh's paralegals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited paralegal schools in the city.

Paralegal Programs Offered In Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh's paralegal schools offer 8 paralegal degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Paralegal Degrees In Pittsburgh


In 2010 approximately 140 students completed paralegal courses.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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